Dutch elections, Fed rate rise
Daniel Garrahan has Thursday’s top stories from around the world, including Dutch voters rejecting a right-wing populist, the US Federal Reserve raising rates and a judge in Hawaii blocking US president Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.
Welcome to the World in 60 seconds from First FT. Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Retter, has claimed victory over a far right candidate Geert Wilders in Wednesday's general election. Turnout in the poll was high at 80%. Mr Retter announced the voters have said no to the wrong sort of populism. The result was welcomed by moderates across Europe as a rejection of nationalism.
The US central bank has raised short term interest rates for only the third time since the financial crisis. The Fed also maintained its position that there will be three rate increases this year.
And a federal judge in the US state of Hawaii has blocked the nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. The ruling, which came just hours before the ban was due to take effect, mark the second major courtroom defeat for Mr Trump, who rewrote his original executive order on immigration after it was struck down by the courts. And for more today's top stories, go to FT.com/firstFT.
Produced and filmed by Petros Gioumpasis.
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