AP Top Extended International Headlines at 11:44 p.m. EDT

North Korea has test-fired its first ballistic missiles since President Joe Biden took office as it expands its military capabilities and increases pressure on Washington while nuclear negotiations remain stalled

AstraZeneca insisted Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is strongly effective even after counting additional illnesses in its disputed U.S. study, the latest in an extraordinary public rift with American officials

The European Union is moving toward stricter export controls for COVID-19 vaccines to boost its flagging vaccine drive

At least 150 vessels are waiting to use the Suez Canal after a skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across the vital waterway

Many regions in Central Europe and the Balkans are facing one of the most difficult moments since the coronavirus pandemic struck over a year ago

Two men trapped in vehicles have become the first fatalities of record flooding on Australia’s east coast

Thein Zaw, a journalist for The Associated Press, has been released from detention in Myanmar

Exit polls indicate there is no clear winner in Tuesday’s Israeli election, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fate uncertain and signaling continued political deadlock

An alliance of far-right groups including openly racist and homophobic candidates appears poised to enter Israel’s parliament as an indispensable member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition

Hong Kong’s sudden suspension of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been another blow to its vaccination program