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AP Top Extended International Headlines at 11:01 p.m. EDT

March 20, 2021 GMT

The Taliban have strongly warned the United States to honor its pledge to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by May 1 or face a “reaction.”


The suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine in several European countries over the past week could fuel skepticism about the shot far beyond their shores, potentially threatening the rollout of a vaccine that is key to the global strategy to stamp out the coronavirus pandemic

Two more journalists have been detained in Myanmar, part of the junta’s intensifying efforts to choke off information about resistance to last month’s coup

A long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland has flared to life, spilling lava down two sides in that area’s first volcanic eruption in nearly 800 years


The Biden administration is moving to restore closer U.S. ties with European and NATO allies after four years of snubs and tension under former President Donald Trump

Garment workers in Myanmar are urging major international brands to denounce the recent military coup there and put more pressure on factories to protect workers from being fired or harassed — or worse arrested and killed for participating in protests

U.S. prosecutors say Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández accepted bribes from a drug trafficker as recently as 2019 — not just when he was running for office, as they earlier alleged

The Kremlin says that President Vladimir Putin’s offer to speak by phone with U.S. President Joe Biden is intended to prevent bilateral ties from completely falling apart over the American’s remark that the Russian leader was a killer

Brazil’s vast size and deficient infrastructure make getting coronavirus vaccines to far-flung communities a particularly daunting endeavor

The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine says people can rest assured the shots are safe