Australia is very much on edge. Last week, the country prevented a potentially gruesome terror plot by religious extremists supporting the Islamic State that sought to hold public beheadings in two of the country's cities. Earlier this week, meanwhile, ISIS called on its followers to kill Australians after the country committed 600 troops to support coalition air strikes in the Middle East. With such high-profile threats, we can't really blame an Australian motorcyclist for the concern when his
The Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemét, Hungary, has been shut down because a bomb threat was called into the plant at about 1:30 PM CET (7:30 AM EDT) on Wednesday. The factory has been evacuated and production has been suspended.
The Italian news source, Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI), reported there was a bomb threat Monday morning at
GM's Piazzale dell'Industria office. According to AGI, an anonymous phone call alerted GM at which point the company
contacted the appropriate authorities. The Italian military police (Carabinieri) and bomb disposal experts swept the
building but found nothing.