PM visits Boston bomb site

David Cameron has visited the site of the Boston Marathon bombings before travelling to New York where he and Prince Harry will meet American business leaders.

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Cameron's tribute to Boston: 'The UK stands with you'

David Cameron paid tribute to the spirit of Boston's people today as he visited the site of the marathon bombing.

A month after the attack which killed three and wounded dozens more, the Prime Minister toured the memorials in Copley Square accompanied by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

David Cameron and Deval Patrick.

"Everyone in the UK stands with your great city and your great people," he told reporters in the square.

Mr Cameron said it was crucial to challenge the "narrative of violent extremism".That meant "standing for the values that we believe in", such as freedom, democracy and diversity.

"We know how important it is to stand up and say the terrorists will not win," the premier added.

"We will never give in to terrorists."


Cameron to visit Boston Marathon bomb site

FBI Director Robert Mueller (L) talks with David Cameron at the Strategic Information Operations Center in Washington yesterday. Credit: Reuters

David Cameron will visit the site of the Boston Marathon bombings today before travelling to New York where he and Prince Harry will meet American business leaders.

The Prime Minister arrived in Boston yesterday to offer his condolences to governor Deval Patrick as well as to discuss lessons that can be learned from the tragedy.

UK provides extra £30m humanitarian support for Syria

David Cameron announced that the UK would provide an extra £30 million of humanitarian support for the victims of the Syrian crisis, during a joint press conference with US President Barack Obama.

The Prime Minister also pledged an extra £10 million in non-lethal support to strengthen the Syrian opposition.

Violence in Syria has led to widespread humanitarian suffering and created more than a million refugees, meaning the effects of the conflict are being felt right across the region.

Britain has already been providing food, clothes, shelter and medical care to Syrians in need.

This extra £30 million will allow us to continue this vital support for longer.

Other countries now need to ensure they fulfil their pledges and show their commitment to people affected by the crisis, and the Government of Syria and all parties must give aid workers access to help the most vulnerable in all areas of the country.

– International Development Secretary Justine Greening

This latest support takes the UK’s total contribution to the Syria humanitarian crisis to £170 million.


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