The "economic and financial disaster" of Greece's ruling Syriza party has hit the chances of other populist parties gaining power in Europe.
With Greece's debt crisis and bailout at the top of the agenda of a EU summit in Brussels, analysts said there was a strange sense of "deja vu."
A show of force by the Russian military on the anniversary of its annexation of Crimea has led to fears that Putin could seek more "foreign distractions."
With relations between Greece and its European neighbors at an all-time low, analysts question whether Greece actually wants out of the euro zone.
European equities closed mixed on Wednesday as investors await the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
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