Cameron and Obama: Prosperity will conquer terror

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Posted: Jan 15, 2015 5:06 AM
Cameron and Obama: Prosperity will conquer terror

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say strong economies and democratic institutions will defeat "those who think they can muzzle freedom of speech and expression with violence."

In a joint article for the Times of London newspaper, the two leaders say that "our ability to defend our freedoms is rooted in our economic strength and the values that we cherish," and it is important "to bolster our economies against another global economic downturn."

Cameron is flying to Washington Thursday for talks with Obama, expected to focus on cybersecurity and counterterrorism in the wake of gun attacks in Paris that killed 17 people.

Cameron has said intelligence agencies need new powers to monitor online activity, and wants stronger cooperation from U.S.-based companies such as Facebook and Twitter.