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  • News Summary: Europe pressed to deliver growth Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    THE CHALLENGE: The leaders of France and Spain said Wednesday that the 17 countries that use the euro already have all the tools they need to solve their debt crisis and now must put their promises into action.

  • UPDATE 8-EADS, BAE call off world's biggest arms merger Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    *Sources said Germany opposed the $45 billion aerospace merger. PARIS/ BERLIN/ LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems called off the world's largest defence and aviation merger on Wednesday, and pinned the blame on Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal.

  • UPDATE 7-EADS, BAE call off world's biggest arms merger Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:28 PM ET

    *Sources said Germany opposed the $45 billion aerospace merger. PARIS/ BERLIN/ LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems called off the world's largest defence and aviation merger on Wednesday, and pinned the blame on Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal.

  • Rio Tinto seeks bids for French aluminium plant Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    *Rio Tinto unit selling one of two French plants. *Says sale triggered by expiry of power supply deal. PARIS, Oct 10- Rio Tinto is pushing ahead with plans to sell a century-old aluminium plant in the Alps of southeast France as the global mining group continues its retreat from a struggling aluminium sector.

  • UPDATE 6-EADS, BAE call off world's biggest arms merger Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    *Sources said Germany opposed the $45 billion aerospace merger. *BAE shares down 1.14 per cent, EADS up 4.44 per cent By Sophie Sassard, Jason Neely and Kate Holton. LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems called off the world's largest defence and aviation merger on Wednesday, and pinned the blame on Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal.

  • France, Spain: Europe must keep promises in crisis Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    PARIS-- The leaders of France and Spain said Wednesday that the 17 countries that use the euro already have all the tools they need to solve their debt crisis and now must put their promises into action.

  • MADRID/ PARIS, Oct 10- The leaders of France and Spain called for rapid progress towards a pan-European banking union, saying they hoped an EU summit on Oct. 18 would help promote that goal.

  • UPDATE 5-EADS, BAE call off world's biggest arms merger Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    *Sources said Germany opposed the $45 billion aerospace merger. LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems called off the world's largest defence and aviation merger on Wednesday, and pinned the blame on Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal.

  • France, Spain: Europe must meet promises in crisis Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:07 AM ET

    PARIS-- French and Spanish leaders say that the 17- country eurozone has all the tools it needs to solve its debt crisis and just needs to put its promises into action.

  • Political objections derail European defense deal Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    LONDON-- A deal to create a European defense and aerospace giant to rival Boeing Co. collapsed Wednesday when BAE Systems and EADS NV called off merger talks in the face of government objections.

  • Political objections scupper European defense deal Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    LONDON-- A deal to create a European defense and aerospace giant to rival Boeing Co. collapsed Wednesday when Britain's BAE Systems and EADS NV called off their merger discussions. The proposed merger between BAE and Franco-German EADS, the parent of Airbus, would have created a company, with a market value just shy of Boeing's.

  • Hollande says EADS merger decision was by companies Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:23 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that a decision to end merger talks between EADS and Britain's BAE Systems lay with those companies and the government's intervention was limited to stating its conditions.

  • Spain's PM: Not aware Germany delaying EU bank union Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    MADRID, Oct 10- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday he was not aware of Germany wanting to delay a European banking union and called for "clear progress" on the project before the end of the year.

  • Spain's PM says confident will meet 2012 deficit goals Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:02 AM ET

    MADRID, Oct 10- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday he was confident that the country would meet its deficit targets in 2012 while calling for further European integration to improve Spain's economic prospects.

  • Political storms threaten Europe's offshore wind goals Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    *In Britain, world's largest market, political risk rises. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 10- Political wavering in Britain, the world's biggest offshore wind market, is casting doubt on European ambitions to build a fleet of gigantic turbines out at sea, desperately needed to meet legally binding climate change targets.

  • UPDATE 2-EADS, BAE in last-ditch struggle to save merger Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:50 AM ET

    *Doubts over German backing for $45 bln aerospace merger* UK Takeover Panel deadline at 1600 GMT* BAE shares down 0.9 pct By Sophie Sassard and Jason Neely.

  • EADS-BAE talks blocked, need govt intervention - sources Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:26 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 10- Talks over a merger between EADS and BAE Systems were blocked on Wednesday a few hours ahead of a deadline and only intervention by the French, German and British leaders could break the deadlock, sources familiar with the negotiations said.

  • *11 countries back financial transaction tax* Britain, Sweden, free-marketeers strongly oppose* Greek police battle protesters as Merkel visits Athens* French lawmakers endorse fiscal discipline treaty By John O'Donnell and Harry Papachristou.

  • PARIS, Oct 9- French President Francois Hollande achieved majority backing from his own Socialist bloc in parliament on Tuesday for Europe's fiscal discipline treaty and was spared having to rely on opposition votes. A small but noisy revolt within Hollande's Socialist bloc against the treaty saw 20 Socialist Party lawmakers vote against and nine abstain.

  • PARIS, Oct 9- French President Francois Hollande achieved majority backing from his own Socialist bloc in parliament on Tuesday for Europe's fiscal discipline treaty and was spared having to rely on opposition votes. A small but noisy revolt within Hollande's Socialist bloc against the treaty saw 20 Socialist Party lawmakers vote against and nine abstain.