European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as investors reacted to corporate earnings and news of fresh sanctions against Russia.
Earnings buoys sentiment
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 closed provisionally 0.3 percent higher at 1,373. The U.K. benchmark FTSE 100 closed unofficially 0.3 percent higher, while the French Cac and German Dax were up 0.4 percent and 0.6 percent respectively.
Markets were boosted after Wall Street opened higher, although some disappointing earnings from heavily weighted blue-chip companies capped those gains.