EADS-BAE will not ask for merger talks extension - sources

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - EADS and BAE Systems

will not ask for an extension to their merger talks later on Wednesday, sources close to the negotiations said, calling an end - for now - to a plan to create the world's largest defence and aerospace company.

(Reporting by Sophie Sassard; Writing By Jane Barrett)

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