UK says Manchester attacker recently returned from Libya

British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday chaired a meeting of her emergency security cabinet group known as Cobra to deal with the intelligence reports about Abedi and concerns that he might have had outside support. The BBC reported that the security services thought Abedi may have been a "mule" for a bomb made by someone else, because they thought the device was too sophisticated for him to have put together by himself.

David Beckham 'heartbroken', shares Instagram message on Manchester Arena bomb blast

The bishop of Manchester, David Walker, addressed the thousands in attendance from the crowd. Meanwhile, City said: "It's with great sadness we hear of the bad events at the Arena". Shawn Mendes, who's scheduled to play in Paris on Wednesday, said his show will go on. It is still unclear how the bomber was able to enter the area undetected.

Philippines, China play down Duterte's talk of war in disputed sea

The pair are due to meet on Thursday. He added: "I will not contradict the president's words". He has scaled down the number and scope of annual military exercises with the United States , barred Filipino forces from joint patrols in the disputed South China Sea and called for the withdrawal of U.S.

Trump's Popularity Plummets Among Israeli Jews Ahead of Visit

Trump's Popularity Plummets Among Israeli Jews Ahead of Visit

He will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories on Monday and Tuesday of next week, hoping to revive peace talks that collapsed three years ago. Earlier, Trump's team told Israeli officials that he did not want Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join him on his visit to the Western Wall.

Trump's budget slashes Medicaid, foodstamp programmes

The plan is outlined in White House summary documents. "Compassion needs to be on both sides of that equation", he said. But it treats most of the rest of the government as fair game, including $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid over a decade - on top of repealing its large expansion under former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Ariana Grande 'flies home to Florida' after terror attack

Citing CCTV footage recovered by detectives, Abedi had placed the device in a suitcase which he set on the ground before it blew up, The Financial Times said. His father Ramadan had sometimes performed the call to prayer and his brother Ismael had been a volunteer. She also complained about USA officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the US press.