Afghan official: election results might be delayed
Pyeongchang gets 1st sponsor for 2018 Olympics
Japan, N. Korea hold talks despite missile launch
Philippines to get 1st new fighter jets next year

Afghan official: election results might be delayed
The planned release of preliminary results from the runoff vote in Afghanistan’s presidential election will probably be postponed, a spokesman said Tuesday, a move that comes as officials struggle to resolve an impasse over fraud allegations.

Pyeongchang gets 1st sponsor for 2018 Olympics
The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee said Tuesday that South Korean telecom giant KT Corp. has agreed to become the Games’ first Korean partner. The announcement follows months of concerns that Pyeongchang had yet to secure a domestic sponsor, nearly three years after being awarded the 2018 Olympics.

Japan, N. Korea hold talks despite missile launch
Japanese and North Korean envoys on Tuesday discussed a possible deal to ease Tokyo’s sanctions on the North in return for resolving questions about the fate of abducted Japanese citizens.

Philippines to get 1st new fighter jets next year
The Philippine president said Tuesday his country’s ill-equipped military will receive its first new fighter jets in nearly a decade next year to help defend the country’s territory.

S. Korea dismisses N. Korean proposal as insincere
South Korea on Tuesday rejected North Korean proposals to reduce tensions including the cancellation of annual South Korean military drills with the U.S., saying they were insincere.

Thousands protest Mexico City vehicle driving ban
Thousands of people are marching and blocking roads in Mexico City to protest a new anti-pollution measure that would ban them from driving on Saturdays. New anti-smog rules that went into effect Tuesday ban cars and trucks more than 15 years old from operating on Saturdays.

Civilian group: 56 dead in Nigeria market blast
A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, killed at least 56 people on Tuesday, the leader of a civilian group that recovered the bodies said.

Greek authorities rescue 140 migrants at sea
Greek authorities say they have rescued 140 people whose boat broke down in the Aegean Sea as they were trying to enter the country illegally.

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