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Exclusive: ING on course to win auction for HSBC's Turkish bank - sources

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ISTANBUL/LONDON - Dutch lender ING Group is set to win the auction to buy HSBC's Turkish business, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Sapin: Greek 'No' vote could lead to Grexit, 'Yes' to fresh talks

PARIS - A "No" vote in Sunday's referendum on cash-for-reforms proposals could lead to Greece leaving the euro zone, while the bloc would immediately resume work on a deal if the outcome was "Yes," France's finance minister said on Thursday.

Greece 3:23am EDT

Field fires hamper French grain harvest as heatwave builds

PARIS - Fires linked to hot, dry weather are disrupting the early stages of this year's grain harvest in France, the European Union's top producer, destroying hundreds of hectares and triggering fire prevention measures in some areas.

Environment, 01 Jul 2015

France wants Greek deal now, warns of euro zone break-up risk

PARIS - France wants the euro zone to push for a deal with Greece before Sunday's referendum, President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday, in comments that differed sharply from those of German leaders.

01 Jul 2015

French nuclear waste will triple after decommissioning: agency

PARIS - The amount of nuclear waste stored in France will triple once all its nuclear installations have been decommissioned, which will boost the need for storage facilities, French nuclear waste agency Andra said.

Environment, 01 Jul 2015

French shipper CMA CGM to sign two Chinese deals as trade seen booming

MARSEILLES - France's CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipping group, will sign two deals with China that put it in line to benefit from a forecast surge in trade between Asia and Europe.

Deals, China, 30 Jun 2015

Factbox: A guide to nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers

- Iran and six world powers - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - are in what may be the final phase of negotiations aimed at securing a deal on sanctions relief in exchange for limits on Iranian nuclear activities.

World, China, Russia, Germany, Davos 30 Jun 2015

France pursues terrorism charge against beheading suspect

PARIS - A man who beheaded his boss, pinned the head on a fence and tried to blow up an industrial gas plant will be investigated on terrorism charges, France's chief public prosecutor said on Tuesday, dismissing the suspect's claim that his act was not motivated by connections with Islamist militants.

World, 30 Jun 2015

France's Marine Le Pen to test popularity in regional vote

PARIS - After much hesitation, France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Tuesday she would stand in regional elections in December, a move that will test her popularity before the 2017 presidential vote.

World, 30 Jun 2015

France bets on Arab Sunni states as Iran nuclear deal nears

VIENNA - France has asked its firms to prepare a return to Iran ahead of a likely deal with powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program, but Paris' tough stance in talks and ties with Sunni Arab states means its "love-hate" relationship with Iran will continue.

World 29 Jun 2015