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George and Amal Clooney welcome birth of twins

All three are doing great, but the same may not be said for George , who was jokingly said to be "recovering" from the birth. George Clooney's publicist Stan Rosenfield told the Associated Press that Ella and Alexander Clooney were born Tuesday morning and are both "happy, healthy and doing fine".


Germany in Turkey row withdraws troops from anti-IS base

Germany in Turkey row withdraws troops from anti-IS base

Germany's cabinet on Wednesday recommended pulling troops from the Incirlik air base in Turkey. Ankara also accuses Berlin of giving sanctuary to outlawed Kurdish militants and allowing their sympathizers to stage anti-Turkey rallies across Germany.



White House won't say if Trump has confidence in AG Sessions

While they want to push policy reforms, like they did over the weekend, they nearly always find themselves getting distracted by 140-character messages from the President himself. "I think it's frankly refreshing". So. Um. Here's the thing. White House aides, facing a week focused on Thursday's testimony of former FBI Director James Comey , told reporters over the weekend that President Donald Trump would spend his time focusing on a $1 trillion infrastructure plan.


Account error at big Philippine bank causes social media storm

Account error at big Philippine bank causes social media storm

In a statement posted on Twitter , BPI said some clients might have seen their accounts debited twice or credited twice for a past transaction. The electronic banking system of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is now experiencing an "internal data processing error".



Rift in the Gulf

It's a change in tone for a president who had seemed to welcome the crisis brewing among America's Mideast allies. But on Tuesday morning, Trump applauded Qatar's neighbours and even took partial credit for their assertiveness. There are about 10,000 USA forces in Qatar. The United Arab Emirates ' Justice Ministry is warning social media users that they can face prison time and fines for offering sympathy for Qatar amid a growing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East.