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  • LONDON, Oct 7- Britain will veto the proposed $45 billion merger between EADS and BAE Systems if its "red line" conditions are not met, British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday. He told BBC radio the merged aerospace-defence group could not be controlled by any one government.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 7- The proposed $45 billion merger between EADS and BAE Systems must ensure British security and jobs are preserved, finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday, just three days before a deadline for detailing the deal.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Sunday British business - Oct 7 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Sunday Times GERMAN THREAT TO BLOCK BAE DEAL Germany has threatened to scupper the 28 billion pound merger of BAE Systems and EADS unless the headquarters of the combined company is located in Munich.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 7- The proposed $45 billion merger between EADS and BAE Systems must ensure British security and jobs are preserved, finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday, just three days before a deadline for detailing the deal.

  • UK says security and jobs key to EADS-BAE merger Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 6:01 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 7- Britain said on Sunday that any merger between EADS and BAE must ensure that British national security and jobs are preserved.

  • *UK faces choice of deeper cuts or longer austerity. *UK will block aerospace merger if "red line" priorities not met.

  • *A350 jetliner will compete with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. WASHINGTON/ PARIS, Oct 6- The U.S. government said on Saturday it had received European Union documents on funding for the Airbus A350 after requesting them from the World Trade Organization over a month ago in an ongoing transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies.

  • WTO inspects Airbus A350 loan funding -source Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    PARIS, Oct 6- The World Trade Organization has asked the European Union to hand over documents on the funding of the Airbus A350 in a potential sharpening of a transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies, a U.S. source familiar with the case said.

  • By Gernot Heller BERLIN, Oct 6- EADS is continuing "constructive talks" with governments over its proposed $45 billion merger deal with BAE Systems and remains convinced that it is an excellent deal for Europe, a spokesman said on Saturday.

  • EADS says continuing BAE merger talks with govts Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    BERLIN, Oct 6- EADS is continuing "constructive talks" with governments over its proposed $45 billion merger deal with BAE Systems and remains convinced that it is an excellent deal for Europe, a spokesman said on Saturday.

  • PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Oct 5- Tensions over a supermerger between EADS and BAE Systems spilled into the open on Friday and cast doubt on a rapidly approaching deadline as France, Britain and Germany jockeyed over the role of the state in the world's largest aerospace and arms group.

  • PARIS, Oct 5- France will not rule out buying shares from Lagardere that would raise its stake in a merger of EADS and BAE, a French government source said on Friday, raising the prospect of a deal-breaking clash with Britain.

  • PARIS, Oct 5- France will not rule out buying shares from Lagardere that would raise its stake in a merger of EADS and BAE, a French government source said, raising the prospect of a clash with Britain over control of the merged group. Britain, France and Germany are still in disagreement over how to proceed with the proposed merger. Keywords: EADS BAE/ FRANCE STAKE.

  • VALLETTA, Oct 5- French President Francois Hollande said on Friday the companies involved in a proposed deal to merge EADS with British defence group BAE. "We have said what we consider as the conditions," Hollande told reporters at a summit of North African and European countries in Malta. "

  • PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Oct 5- Talks over a European supermerger between EADS and BAE Systems reached a political crunch point on Friday as Britain, France and Germany attempted to narrow differences on a $45 billion proposal to create the world's largest aerospace and arms group. Time is running out before a UK deadline of Oct. 10 for a deal.

  • BAE denies report of EADS merger collapse Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- British defence group BAE denied on Friday a German media report that its proposed deal with EADS had collapsed. "The deal is not off and we continue to work towards the 10th October deadline set by the UK Takeover Panel," a spokesman said. "

  • PARIS, Oct 5- A media report that a planned merger between European aerospace group EADS and British defence company BAE Systems was on the brink of collapse is "unfounded", a senior French government source said on Friday.

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- A spokeswoman for the German government declined to comment on a media report on Friday that merger talks between Airbus manufacturer EADS and British defence group had practically collapsed.

  • EADS-BAE merger on brink of collapse -media report Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Oct 5- French demands have brought the planned mega-merger between European aerospace groups EADS. and BAE Systems to the brink of collapse, Germany's Spiegel Online reported on Friday.

  • EADS denies report of BAE merger collapse Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 5- EADS denied on Friday a German news report that its proposed $45 billion merger deal with BAE Systems had collapsed. "We continue to work towards the Oct. 10 deadline that we have been given by the UK government," he added.

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