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British PM Raises UK Threat Level to 'Severe'

Government thinks attack by extremists is 'highly likely'

(Newser) - David Cameron changed the UK threat level from "substantial" to "severe"—its second-highest level—and outlined measures the British government is taking to combat terrorism at a press conference today in London, reports the BBC . On the heels of the execution of James Foley and other disturbing... More »

London Boosts Terror Alert Amid Tube Attack Fears

Level raised to 'severe,' patrols increased

(Newser) - The terror threat level has been raised to "severe" at London's transport hubs amid fears that militants are planning a Mumbai-style terrorist attack. Intercepted information suggests that airports and the London Underground could be targets, sources tell CNN . Vacation time has been canceled for transport cops, and extra officers... More »

Europe Travel Alert: Just an Overreaction?

US warning not based on new info, officials say

(Newser) - European officials are not happy about the travel alert issued for the continent by the US yesterday. The new warning was not a result of any new intelligence, officials say, and they are "irritated" the US leaked warnings of possible shooting attacks before more intelligence could be gathered, the... More »

Now Japan Issues Travel Alert for Europe

Latest warning follows those by Britain, America

(Newser) - One day after the US State Department issued a travel alert to Americans in Europe, Japan has followed suit. Japanese citizens living or traveling in Europe have been warned of possible attacks by al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups. The Foreign Ministry asked citizens to use caution when visiting tourist sites... More »

US Issues Europe Alert

Urges Americans to be vigilant in crowded places

(Newser) - The State Department formally issued a travel alert to Americans living and traveling in Europe today, urging them to be vigilant, particularly in crowded places. The alert is a notch below a formal warning against foreign travel, reports the AP, but the feds are clearly taking seriously reports of a... More »

UK Boosts Terror Alert Level

Second-highest designation means attack 'highly likely'

(Newser) - The British government raised its terror threat level to the second-highest designation today, signifying that an attack is "highly likely"—but officials swiftly added that terrorist aggression is not considered imminent. The upgrade from "substantial" means Brits must be "more aware," the Home Secretary said.... More »

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