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Other countries near Russia could also face aggression if President Vladimir Putin is allowed to get away with his actions in Ukraine, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday.Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential contender, called Russia's move to annex Crimea illegal and a violation of international law."If he's allowed to get away with that, I think you'll see a lot of other countries either directly facing Russian aggression or suborned with their political systems so that they are so intimidated that in effect they are transformed into vassals, not sovereign democracies," Clinton said at an event hosted by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal at the Palais des Congres.In response to a question about Ukraine, Clinton advocated a "two-track" approach toward resolving the crisis that included economic incentives and "standing up for our values."Along with sanctions against Russia, Clinton argued for increased financial and technical support for a democratic government in Kiev.She also said Europe needs to be encouraged to find other energy sources so they aren't dependent on Russian oil and gas."We don't have to be rattling sabers and all that. That's not useful," she said."But people need to get moving in protecting themselves against future intimidation. It might take a year, it might take two years, but it needs to be slow and steady. And then once again people will see the difference, they will see the choices."Clinton referred to the conflict as a "clash of values" and "an effort by Putin to rewrite the boundaries of post-World War II Europe.""We're going to stand up against illegal acts and we're going to demonstrate that we have a better model, just like we did for 50 years. That takes continuity and persistence and it takes a consensus across the political spectrum in our country, certainly," she said.Clinton said she's hopeful another Cold War can be avoided."Obviously nobody wants to see that. I think that's primarily up to Putin."Earlier this month, Clinton likened Putin's actions on the Crimean Peninsula to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. She has also said he is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential.

People express outrage on Twitter making #IndiasDaughter trend nationwide

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People express outrage on Twitter making #IndiasDaughter trend nationwide

The government of India had banned the BBC documentary India's Daughter, but the BBC decided to go ahead and telecast it ahead of its scheduled time. Now the documentary is all over YouTube, and given...


Upset govt asks YouTube to take down BBC documentary

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Upset govt asks YouTube to take down BBC documentary

New Delhi: An upset government on Thursday said necessary action will be taken after BBC ignored its advice and broadcast the controversial interview of Delhi gangrape convict even as it asked video s...

Russia starts large-scale military exercises in disputed territories

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Russia starts large-scale military exercises in disputed territories

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that large-scale military exercises had started in southern Russia and in disputed territories on Russia's borders.The exercises involve o...

Russia starts large-scale military exercises in disputed territories

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Russia starts large-scale military exercises in disputed territories

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that large-scale military exercises had started in southern Russia and in disputed territories on Russia's borders.The exercises involve o...

Islamic State torches oil field east of Tikrit - witness

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Islamic State torches oil field east of Tikrit - witness

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness a...

Orders of civil courts can't be interfered with by high courts, says SC

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Orders of civil courts can't be interfered with by high courts, says SC

New Delhi: Judicial orders of civil courts cannot be interfered with by the High Courts while exercisingwrit jurisdiction relating to their power to quash orders of inferior courts, the Supreme Court ...

Nawaz Sharif greets Hindu community of Pakistan ahead of Holi

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Nawaz Sharif greets Hindu community of Pakistan ahead of Holi

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday greeted the Hindu community of Pakistan on the eve of Holi and promised to safeguard and protect the rights of minorities.In his Holi message, Sharif...