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October 17, 2013

UPCOMING IN EUROPE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013

CHEMICAL WEAPONS-SYRIA

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Officials at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons discuss progress in the ambitious mission to rid Syria of its poison gas arsenal by mid-2014. By Mike Corder. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1000 GMT; 500 words by 1400 GMT.

SWITZERLAND-SALES-NESTLE

GENEVA — Swiss food and drink giant Nestle SA posted a modest 4 percent increase Thursday in sales of dozens of its household name brand products for the first nine months of 2012. By John Heilprin. SENT: 320 words, text. UPCOMING: 400 words by 0930 GMT, text, photos.

SWITZERLAND-SALES-ROCHE

GENEVA — Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday reported a 6 percent increase in overall sales for the first nine months of the year helped by strong demand for its established and new cancer drugs. By John Heilprin. SENT: 270 words, text. UPCOMING: 400 words by 0930 GMT, text, photos.

FRANCE-CARREFOUR

PARIS — Big box retailer Carrefour reports its third quarter sales. By Sarah DiLorenzo. Newsnow by 0600 GMT, will stand.

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