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EADS-BAE talks ongoing, decision later-French govt

PARIS, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Talks are still ongoing betweenGermany, France and the UK regarding a proposal to mergeEuropean aerospace and defence group EADS withBritain's BAE Systems , France's government spokeswomansaid on Wednesday.

"Talks are ongoing. A decision is to be announced latertoday," Najat Vallaud-Belkacem told a weekly media briefing.

EADS and BAE have until 1600 GMT to say whether they areditching plans to create the world's biggest aerospace and armsgroup or asking UK regulators for more time.

(Reporting by Julien Ponthus and Elizabeth Pineau; Editing byJames Regan)

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Keywords: EADS BAE/TALKS