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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

U.S. and Europe agree to wider sanctions on Russia

U.S. and European leaders agreed to wider sanctions on Russia over the growing crisis with Ukraine.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Obama's policy of disengagement is an experiment that's not looking good

He determined the nation should take less leadership in the Middle East and Europe. And the U.S. responses to developments there reflect that policy.

WASHINGTON POST

Iran confirms it is holding Washington Post correspondent

Experts speculate that Jason Rezaian was arrested Tuesday by hardline factions looking to cause trouble for Iran's relatively moderate president and his allies.

WASHINGTON POST

Palestinian death toll tops 1,000

A cease-fire allowed residents and relief workers to survey the damage across the Gaza Strip.

NEW YORK TIMES

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

One of the 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst plane crash in more than a decade crawls out of the plane and calls her dad.

SEATTLE TIMES

Eugene Robinson: Israel is ceding moral ground

"I support Israel. I abhor Hamas. But unleashing such devastating firepower on a tiny, densely crowded enclave in which civilians are trapped — and thus destined to become casualties — is wrong by any reasonable moral standard."

WASHINGTON POST

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida group

A Kent woman along with four other people have been charged with funneling money to an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia.

SEATTLE TIMES

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 51 dead

A plane crashes in Taiwan due to bad weather, killing 51 people.

SEATTLE TIMES

How the U.S. fueled the refugee border crisis

The current wave of minors across the border isn’t simply a result of current policies; the crisis is instead rooted in a history of U.S. interventionism.;

THE HUFFINGTON POST

100 AIDS researchers may have been victims of Ukrainian crash

"As many as 100 people who were on the plane shot down over Ukraine yesterday may have been AIDS researchers and advocates heading to the International AIDS Conference."

THE STRANGER
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