PARIS, March 6 The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares vaulted over its 2011 peak and hit a 4-1/2 year high on Wednesday morning, helped in part by M&A talk in the telecom sector.
At 0823 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.25 percent at 1,192.01 points, a level not seen since September 2008.
On Tuesday, Wall Street's Dow Jones industrial average hit its highest level ever.
WRAPUP 4-U.S. says it saw preparations for another Syrian chemical attack
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, June 27 The United States warned Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack after Washington detected what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.