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

France keeps giving Russia its sympathy

Much of the French elite, on the right and the left, wants to ignore everything Russia is doing to its neighbors.

NEW YORK TIMES

Canada's broadcast regulator wants to go after Netflix

Any attempt to shut down Netflix in Canada could provoke trade retaliation by D.C., and the reaction would probably be justified.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Police use tear gas on democracy rally in Hong Kong

At least 26 injured as Beijing shows no signs of backing down.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

31 presumed dead in volcano's sudden eruption

More people may still be missing.

NEW YORK TIMES

North Korea media mention that leader isn't feeling well

But, it's said, the 30-something head of state is tirelessly working for the good of the country. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Tim Egan: Obama's tough speech to U.N. may be start to earning his Nobel prize

Few leaders have been so blunt about the duplicity of the Saudis and others who wallow in luxury while helping terrorism. But he needs to relentlessly push Sunni Muslims to police their own.

NEW YORK TIMES

Islamist beheadings and the French guillotine : We can draw lessons from the past

Edmund Burke, who had exemplary prudence, knew when to take a foreign threat seriously. The American public seems to get it today, even if the president does not.

WEEKLY STANDARD

Obama addresses the U.N. to build support for military action

"Giving into the calls for action and unleashing America's mighty military is, by far, the easiest thing to do."

THE NEW YORKER

How a YMCA in Montana joined the fight against Ebola

"We don't need millions of dollars, we don't need thousands of dollars...Whatever we could have, that could be able to support a family, support a home, support a community, support a village not to die."

KUOW-FM

Washington a key player in fight to contain Ebola

“There are Washington state organizations at every point on the continuum in this fight against Ebola,” Lisa Cohen of the Washington Global Health Alliance, a center for global-health innovation, told Seattle Times columnist Sarah Stuteville. “I can’t think of anywhere in the world other than the [World Health Organization] that would have a collection of organizations doing everything from funding to research to on-the-ground response.”

SEATTLE TIMES
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