*Euro STOXX 50 up 0.8 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.5 pct. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 closed 0.8 percent higher at 3,220.07 points, while the broader FTSEurofirst 300 index index rose 0.5 percent to 1,381.97 points.
*Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.5 percent at 3,209.70 points, while the broader FTSEurofirst 300 index index was up 0.2 percent at 1,378.97 points by 1453 GMT.
*Euro STOXX 50 up 0.4 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.8 pct. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.8 percent at 3,217.18 points while the broader FTSEurofirst 300 index index was up 0.4 percent at 1,381.21 points by 1021 GMT.
*BSkyB in talks to buy Fox's German and Italian units. LONDON/ MILAN/ FRANKFURT, July 18- BSkyB's plan to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany for perhaps as much as 10 billion euros is a bold bet on long-term growth at the expense of short-term profit, but the pioneering British media firm has pulled off such gambles before.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. *Total, Sanofi fall after cautioning over results. EDINBURGH, July 7- European shares fell on Monday after weak data out of Germany took the wind out of a rally that saw a top index post its best week in over three months.
*Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct; DAX flat. PARIS/ LONDON, June 5- Main euro zone equity indexes treaded water on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank meeting which is expected to yield fresh measures to spur growth.
*Media stocks lead fallers as Mediaset, ITV disappoint. The STOXX Europe 600 media index fell 1.2 percent, the worst performer among sector indexes, as disappointing results by broadcasters ITV and Mediaset cast a shadow on a strong reporting season so far for the industry.
*Germany's DAX hovers just below record high. PARIS, May 14- European shares paused on Wednesday after a two-month rally that propelled a number of indexes to multi-year peaks, as investors awaited confirmation of more stimulus from the ECB before they chased the market higher. Banco Espirito Santo lost 3.4 percent.
*Mediaset drops after quarterly loss. PARIS, May 14- European shares dipped on Wednesday, pausing after a two-month rally that propelled a number of indexes to multi-year peaks as investors awaited confirmation of further stimulus from the ECB before chasing the market higher.
The latest girlfriend of Silvio Berlusconi has discussed the chaotic nature of life at home with the former Italian prime minister, who is 49 years her senior.
European shares closed slightly lower on Monday with fears of a government collapse in Italy dragging down the FTSE MIB, and with U.K. markets closed for a holiday.
Silvio Berlusconi's conviction for tax fraud has fueled speculation that his eldest daughter Marina could take his place as leader of the center-right in Italy.
A top executive for the media company at the center of Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud conviction said the billionaire politician did not play any role in running the company he founded.
The final verdict in Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud trial, expected on Tuesday, could see the billionaire politician and media mogul banned from holding public office for five years.
A Milan appeals court upheld a four-year sentence for tax fraud against former prime minister and center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday.
An alliance between Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and Italy's center-left could pave the way for tough conflict of interest rules, forcing Silvio Berlusconi to choose between politics or his vast media empire.
European shares slipped on Friday as disappointing economic data in the UK and U.S. dampened sentiment.
President Francois Hollande travels to Algeria on Wednesday to try to heal wounds left by a bloody war half a century ago and to seek greater access to the former colony's oil wealth.
Global media reports that the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his engagement have been dismissed by native Italians who say Berlusconi has been mis-translated.
European shares closed off their best levels Monday after a report showed that U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly contracted in November.