Clinton: US, Europe must work to defeat tyrants

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By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling on Europe and the United States to do more together to defeat tyrannies, promote democracy and repair the damage from the global financial crisis.

Clinton told an international security conference on Saturday that Americans and Europeans must send a clear and common message to autocrats like those in Syria and that they "cannot hold back the future at the point of a gun."

She spoke as violence flared anew in Syria and ahead of an expected vote on a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria.

Clinton is also expressing confidence in Europe's ability to overcome its economic woes. But she says it's imperative for a common agenda and enhanced cooperation to reinforce recoveries on both sides of the Atlantic.

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