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Jacob Knutson
12 hours ago - World

Russia places travel sanctions on nearly 1,000 Americans

 Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on May 16.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on May 16.
Jacob Knutson
14 hours ago - World

North Korea reports over 200k new coronavirus cases

People in traditional dresses walking in Pyongyang in April 25.
People in traditional dresses walking in Pyongyang in April 25. Photo: Kim Won Jin/AFP via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Updated 17 hours ago - World

U.S., South Korea to consider expanded military exercises

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and President Biden arriving in Seoul on May 21.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and President Biden arriving in Seoul on May 21. Photo: Lee Jin-Man/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
19 hours ago - World

Australians vote out Scott Morrison's conservative coalition

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Melbourne on May 21.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Melbourne on May 21. Photo: Mick Tsikas-Pool/Getty Images
Axios
Updated May 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

COVID-19 dashboard

Illustration of a coronavirus cell falling into a time warp.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Axios
Updated May 21, 2022 - World
Axios Explains: Ukraine

Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine

People driving back into Kyiv stop to take photographs of a destroyed Russian main battle tank on the main highway into the city on May 20, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Zelensky proposes compensation for "victims of Russian aggression"

Photo of Volodymyr Zelenskyy on a screen
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky speaks in a live video during the opening ceremony for the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2022 in Cannes, France. Photo: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images
Axios
May 20, 2022 - World

Watch: Volodymyr Zelensky interviewed by Jonathan Swan

Elon Musk meets Bolsonaro ahead of Brazilian election

Photo of Jair Bolsonaro on the left and Elon Musk
President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro (left) and billionaire Elon Musk. Photos: Andressa Anholete and Dimitrios Kambouris for The Met Museum/Vogue via Getty Images
TuAnh Dam
May 20, 2022 - Sports

Tennis tours penalize Wimbledon for banning Russian, Belarusian players

Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)