Monday's top stories


Why Zelensky doubts he can deal with Putin

Zelensky interview with Jonathan Swan
Jonathan Swan's interview with Zelensky at Davos. Photo: Ukraine House Davos
Barak Ravid
May 23, 2022 - World

Scoop: U.S. negotiating deal among Saudis, Israelis and Egyptians

Stephen Totilo
May 23, 2022 - Technology

Activision workers vote to form industry's first big union in U.S.

Illustration of a gaming controller with different fist icons on the buttons.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Hope King
May 23, 2022 - Economy & Business

Airbnb to take down its listings in China

Airbnb logo on a red background
Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images
Zachary Basu
Updated May 23, 2022 - World

Watch Volodymyr Zelensky's full interview at Davos with Jonathan Swan

Ivana Saric
Updated May 23, 2022 - World

Zelensky calls it "very difficult" to arrange meeting with Putin

Credit: Ukraine House Davos

Study: Climate change made India, Pakistan heat wave 30 times more likely

A villager walking through the cracked bottom of a dried-out pond on a hot summer day at Bandai village, India.
Shivaram, a villager walking through the cracked bottom of a dried-out pond on a hot summer day at Bandai village in Pali district, India, during a heat wave on May 11, 2022. Photo: Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty Images
Ivana Saric
May 23, 2022 - World

Zelensky says Ukraine falling would put American lives at risk

Zelensky speaks at Davos. Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Mike Allen
Updated May 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Kellyanne Conway memoir: Husband's attacks "sneaky, almost sinister"

Cover: Threshold Editions
Kelly Tyko
May 23, 2022 - Health

Monkeypox symptoms to watch for as first U.S. outbreak cases reported

Electron microscope image of various virus particles of the monkeypox virus taken from human skin
Electron microscope image of various virus particles of the monkeypox virus taken from human skin. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

U.S. playing catch-up on electric vehicles

Lachlan Markay
Updated May 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Republicans plot foreign intervention pullback

Illustration of scissors about to cut into flight paths on a map.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Pence open to 2024 run against Trump

Mike Pence
Mike Pence speaks at Stanford University on Feb. 17. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Tina Reed
May 23, 2022 - Health

Pfizer says COVID vaccine more than 80% effective in kids under 5

Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
May 23, 2022 - World

Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine war crimes trial

Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin of the Russian army appears at a sentencing hearing on May 23, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin appears at a sentencing hearing on May 23 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Mike D'Onofrio
May 23, 2022 - COVID

School District of Philadelphia reinstates mask mandate

Illustration of a school crossing sign wearing a mask.
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Economists are lowering growth forecasts — and that's good news

Illustration of suited hand holding binoculars with negative and positive stock arrows
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
Sara Fischer
May 23, 2022 - World

New global poll: Trust in West's democracies rises

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Updated May 23, 2022 - World

Biden says U.S. would defend Taiwan if China's military attacks

President Joe Biden reviews an honour guard during a welcome ceremony for Biden at the Akasaka State Guest House on May 23, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.
President Biden reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko - Pool/Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated May 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Southern Baptist report finds evidence of sexual abuse cover-up

This Feb. 12, 2019 photo shows a Houston Chronicle story on alleged abuse in Southern Baptist churches.
This Feb. 12, 2019 photo shows a front page Houston Chronicle story on alleged abuse in Southern Baptist churches. Photo: Loren Elliott/AFP via Getty Images