Sunday's top stories


Biden admin accelerates plans to reopen Kyiv embassy

The U.S. charge d'affaires in seen walking through the streets of Lviv, Ukraine, last week.
Kristina Kvien (center), chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, walks through Lviv, Ukraine, last week. She also visited Kyiv on Sunday. Photo: Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP via Getty Images

Axios Finish Line: Lessons from moms around the country — and world

Animated gif of the word "Mom" being written, but the Ms are made out of the Axios logo.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios
Zachary Basu
Updated May 8, 2022 - World

Western allies unveil new Russia sanctions on V-E Day

Putin
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Abortion challenges Corporate America's political activism

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios
Joann Muller
Updated May 8, 2022 - Technology

How better voice technology is making cars safer

Illustration of a car with a brain at the top.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Ivana Saric
May 8, 2022 - World

Justin Trudeau makes surprise visit to Ukraine

Trudeau and Zelensky joint press conference
Justin Trudeau and Volodymyr Zelensky address a joint press conference in Kyiv on May 8. Photo: Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images
Erica Pandey
Updated May 8, 2022 - World

How schools teach about a war when kids can see it on TikTok

Illustration of a composition school notebook with a camouflage pattern
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Axios
Updated May 8, 2022 - World

Jill Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady

First lady Jill Biden (L) receives flowers from Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska on May 8 outside of a public school that has taken in displaced students in Uzhhorod. Photo: Susan Walsh/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated May 8, 2022 - World

In photos: Jill Biden hears "heartbreaking" stories from Ukrainian refugees

First Lady Jill Biden comforts a woman during a visit of the "Uruguay Gymnasium School" in Bucharest to meet Ukrainian refugee pupils and Ukrainian refugee teachers on May 7.
First lady Jill Biden comforts a woman during a visit to the Uruguay Gymnasium School in Bucharest to meet Ukrainian refugees and teachers on Saturday. Photo: Octav Ganea/Inquam Photos/AFP via Getty Images

Axios Finish Line: What did you learn from mom?

Our moms! From left: Muna Joshi, Barbara Allen, Joan VandeHei
Erica Pandey
Updated May 8, 2022 - Health

America's thirst

Illustration of an American flag with the blue half full with water
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Jacob Knutson
Updated May 8, 2022 - World

Ukraine: All women, children and elderly evacuated from Mariupol steel plant

Evacuations from the Azovstal plant on May 6.
Evacuations from the Azovstal plant on May 6. Photo: Leon Klein/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
TuAnh Dam
Updated May 8, 2022 - Sports

Long shot Rich Strike wins Kentucky Derby

Jockey Sonny Leon reacts as Rich Strike wins the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jockey Sonny Leon reacts as Rich Strike wins the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7 in Louisville, Ky. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images