A Lebanese man accused of trying to use his ties to Hezbollah to further a scheme to launder drug money pleaded guilty on Friday in a Brooklyn, New York federal court to a U.S. money laundering conspiracy charge. U.S. prosecutors said Joseph Asmar, 43, of Beirut, entered his plea at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Eric Vitaliano. Asmar had been arrested in Paris in October 2015, and was extradited to the United States 14 months later. He had also faced a money laundering charge.
The Manchester Arena bomber, Salman Abedi, was in Dusseldorf about four days before the attack, according to German intelligence. Sky's Crime Correspondent, Martin Brunt, said sources in the country believe Abedi was there "sometime around four days before the bombing".
President Trump on Monday arrived in Israel and sought to reaffirm the "unbreakable bond" between the U.S. and Israel. During remarks at an airport ceremony, the president said Israel has built a "strong, resilient, determined and prosperous nation."