September 26, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. North Korea’s foreign minister has denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent criticism of Pyongyang as a declaration of war on his country.
2. European ambassadors to the United States have cautioned President Trump about the consequences of abandoning a nuclear deal with Iran.
3. Kurds in northern Iraq have finished voting in an independence referendum. A majority is expected to back independence from Iraq.