France, Britain seal $2 billion drone deal, pressure Russia on Syria

March 3, 2016 4:32 PM

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AMIENS, France (Reuters) – France and Britain agreed on Thursday to a 2 billion euro (1.49 billion pound) project to build a drone, as the two allies firmed up military ties amid conflicts in Syria and Libya.

President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister David Cameron met in northern France as part of a bi-annual summit commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in which 600,000 British and French soldiers died.

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