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Europe: Political tensions continue to weigh on stocks

[LONDON] European stock markets sank again in opening trade on Thursday as investors continued to fret over geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell back 0.7 per cent to 7,448.98 points.

In the eurozone, the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.2 per cent to 5,133.64 points compared with the closing level on Wednesday.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 was also down, shedding 0.1 per cent at 12,142.62 points.


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