September 29th, 2010
07:02 AM ET

World update: U.S. warns Europe of terror attacks

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Wednesday:

Official: German citizen details plot: U.S. officials warn of potential "Mumbai-style" terror plots across Europe in which gunmen would create as many casualties and as much chaos as possible against soft targets.

Austerity protests: Unions have planned a day of demonstrations across Europe to express anger at austerity measures adopted across the continent. The protests coincide with a general strike in Spain.

Drill at halfway point: The rescue drill attempting to reach 33 trapped miners in Chile has reached its midway point, sparking celebrations among rescuers and those waiting on the surface.

Kremlin vs. mayor: Ousted Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has accused the Kremlin of promoting the repression of freedom of expression after he was sacked by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Russian media report.

Berlusconi to face confidence vote: Italian prime minister will ask parliament for a vote of confidence in his leadership on Wednesday, the government has said.

Rare N. Korea meet wraps: North Korea's ruling party has finished a key political gathering, which signaled a transferring of power to the next generation.

Lunar probe: China will evacuate more than 2,000 residents, as it prepares to launch the nation's second lunar probe, state-run media said Wednesday.

Champions League: The group stages continue – on Tuesday Real Madrid took a giant stride towards the knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Auxerre.

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  1. skeeter hawk

    HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ?? WAT A CHUMP WOOSED OUT PLEA BY US TO SUCH A DANGEROUS COUNTRY. AINT IRAN STILL TESTING ITS LONG RANGE NUKES OVER ISRAEL?

    September 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gernot Rewald

    Re. (Fake) Terror Warnings from U.S.

    The real problem with these periodically repeated, but generally unspecified terror warnings is that people
    get so numbed by them that, if REALLY something serious shows up on the intelligence agencies' screen
    (and I will not repeat the joke about 'intelligence' related to Homeland Security and/or CIA .. ooops, just did.)
    nobody will be listening.
    Jokes aside, I travel a lot, and I always believed that the law of average may catch up with me at some point.
    But 'warnings' just to be able to say 'I told you so' later on are worse that the real thing.
    Which is NOT going away in our lifetime .
    gxetraktor

    October 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |