Why it matters: The U.S. has responded to standoffs with North Korea, Russia, Iran and Venezuela in unorthodox and unpredictable ways. Alliances are rupturing, authoritarians are rising, and China is steadily becoming the most powerful rival America has ever faced.
Bobby Finke won Olympic gold for the U.S. in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Games on Sunday morning local time.
The big picture: Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk won the silver medal and Florian Wellbrock bronze, despite the German leading for most of the race. Finke, 21, also won a gold medal in the first-ever men's Olympic 800-meter freestyle final on Thursday.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the bronze and silver medal winners.
Chinese Canadian pop star Kris Wu was detained Saturday night on rape allegations, the Washington Post reports.
The big picture: The detainment marks a rare move to investigate a case involving sexual assault in China, where few assault allegations pan out, according to the Post.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually with Southeast Asian leaders all of next week, the State Department announced on Saturday.
State of play: Blinken will meet with ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as attend other separate meetings. U.S. officials have not always been present in ASEAN meetings, they "have sometimes sent more junior officials to the region's summits," Reuters writes.
The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyber-espionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors' offices around the country last year, the Justice Department announced.
State of play: DOJ said 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. attorney offices in New York were breached.
Haiti police said that a former Supreme Court judge has been linked to the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, Reuters reports.
State of play: Law enforcement officials said Wendelle Coq-Thelot, a former judge, had met with some Colombian mercenaries who allegedly were involved in Moïse's killing. Police issued an arrest warrant for Coq-Thelot earlier this week.