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August 6, 2013

UPCOMING STORIES IN EUROPE ON TUESDAY, THEIR EXPECTED LENGTH AND TIME WHEN THEY WILL BE FILED:

FRANCE-DEFINING DINING

PARIS — The country that gave us the words restaurant, bistro and cuisine is changing how it eats. For the first time in France, fast food overtook traditional restaurant receipts as the economic crisis deepened, and the share of people who pack a lunch for work is rising faster by the year. Meanwhile, lurid reports of the increasing number of traditional restaurants resorting to frozen pre-packaged meals to hold down their prices have shaken France’s sense of culinary identity. French lawmakers have swung into action to protect their cuisine. By Lori Hinnant. AP Photos. 1200 words. Moved.

RUSSIA-KHODORKOVSKY

MOSCOW — Russia’s Supreme Court to rule on an appeal from jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky that could slightly reduce his 11-year prison sentence. Khodorkovsky, convicted on charges widely seen as political revenge for challenging President Vladimir Putin, is now scheduled for release in October 2014. Ruling and NewsNow expected by 1000GMT. 400 words by 1100GMT.

ITALY-RUSSIA

ROME — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets with Italy’s Foreign Minister Emma Bonino for talks on military cooperation, specifically Afghanistan and Syria. 350 words by 1530GMT.

TURKEY-SYRIA

ISTANBUL — Syria’s opposition coalition is presenting a report on allegations of massacres by Assad’s government during the holy month of Ramadan. Press conference starts at 1100 GMT. Story on merits.

GERMANY-ECONOMY

BERLIN — Economy Ministry releases June industrial orders figures for Germany, Europe’s biggest economy. NewsNow by 1030GMT. 300 words by 1130GMT.

GERMANY-IMF

BERLIN - IMF publishes its Aritcle IV annual assessment of the German ecoomy. Strict 1400 GMT Embargo. 400 Words.

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