* Iraqi Kurds must give up on independence or go hungry - Erdogan Turkey's president has said Iraqi Kurds could go hungry as a result of the punitive measures he is considering after Monday's independence referendum.
* Germany Election Results Ushering in Far-Right Party "Great Warning Sign" for Jews Though Angela Merkel's conservative party retained its control over German parliament in Sunday's elections, the unprecedented success of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has raised major fears and anxieties among Jewish groups and Germans alike.
* France's Macron seeks joint defence force under EU reforms The French president has called for a joint EU defence force as part of his vision for the future of the bloc.
* Kurdish Leader Says 'Yes' Vote Won Independence Referendum In a televised address, Barzani said the "yes" vote had won and he called on Iraq's central government in Baghdad to engage in "serious dialogue."
* Report: NK Has a Huge Stockpile of Chemical Weapons According to a new assessment by a prominent non-proliferation organization, North Korea has anywhere from 2,500 to 5,000 metric tons (2,750-5,500 short tons) of chemical weapons in its arsenal.
* European Envoys Join Arms to Defend Iran Deal "Nothing within the agreement is preventing us from facing the challenges raised by Iran."
* 'With current oil prices, Iran is a haven for investors' In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, the official said that currently, Iran's cost of production on average is around $10 per barrel and considering the ratio between Iran's oil reserves and production capacity the country is a good prospect for investors.