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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said voters had chosen a path of safety and stability

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the Netherlands has rejected "the wrong kind of populism" as he celebrated victory in parliamentary elections. With nearly all votes counted his governing centre-right VVD party easily beat the anti-immigration, anti-EU Freedom party of Geert Wilders.

US President - Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has stood by his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last year. He told Fox News a "wiretap covers a lot of different things" and hinted more could emerge in the coming weeks.

Geert Wilders, left, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte went head-to-head in televised debates

Voters are going to the polls in the Netherlands in the first of three crucial eurozone elections this year. The race is dominated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right party and that of Geert Wilders, running on an anti-immigration platform.

Iraqi forces now control eastern Mosul and more than a third of the west

Any so-called Islamic State (IS) fighters left in Mosul will die in the Iraqi city, a US envoy co-ordinating the offensive has said. Brett McGurk, the senior US official in the counter-IS coalition, issued the warning after Iraqi forces cut off the last road out of the city, trapping IS fighters inside.