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AMSTERDAM: Dutch security officials said yesterday they are taking seriously the threat to football fans after a terrorism suspect arrested in Iraq claimed he considered attacking Dutch or Danish fans at the World Cup in South Africa.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's sports minister said on Wednesday the Olympic host country was not underestimating the threat of terrorism and was taking all necessary measures ahead of next month's games in Rio de Janeiro.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday suspected of belonging to a poorly organized group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department warned Americans on Friday of the potential for terrorism at the Sochi Olympics but said it was not aware of any specific threat to U.S. citizens.
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have appointed a full-time counter-terrorism manager in what they believe to be a first in English club football.
LONDON (Reuters) - British emergency services will be faced with the aftermath of a major attack on London's underground network this week in the biggest pre-Olympic exercise staged so far.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department warned Americans on Friday that terrorists may target World Cup venues in Russia, which is hosting the month-long football tournament, but it did not point to any specific threat.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday imposing prison terms of up to six years on Russians who take part in conflicts abroad, as the government tries to head off potential security threats ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Portugal is equipped to face a possible terrorist attack when it hosts the three-week European football finals in June, Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso said on Monday.