USA markets closed lower on Tuesday's trade after President Donald Trump warned North Korea, saying that threats will be "met with fire and fury".
But while investors appeared to favor safe-haven assets, some bargain seekers helped Wall Street's three major indexes pare losses and some US officials sought to dial back tensions.
In the United Kingdom, the stock of TV giant ITV was down 1.9 percent in early trading, and Sky shares were down 0.5 percent, while Germany's ProSiebenSat.1 fell 1.2 percent. The Nasdaq composite fell 13 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,370.
Wall Street stocks fell Tuesday amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, bringing the Dow's streak of nine straight records to an end. Gold rose as much as 1.2 percent to a near two-month high, while the Swiss franc was on track to post its biggest single day rise in about two-and-a-half years.
Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market Wednesday.
Pyongyang has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile able to strike the United States, which it says are a legitimate means of defence against perceived US hostility, including joint military drills with South Korea.
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European equity markets also opened sharply lower and measures of volatility spiked. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman and the Dow Jones U.S. defense index .DJUSDN was up 1.48 percent after hitting a record high.
Travel companies Priceline.com and TripAdvisor also weighed on markets, with shares falling more than 7%.
Priceline Group dropped 8 percent after issuing a profit forecast that was weaker than analysts were expecting. The Nasdaq closed down 18.13 at 6,352.33, while the S&P 500 dropped 0.91, ending the session at 2,474.01.
Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street after several companies reported disappointing results. Net income fell to US$3 million from US$36 million in the year-ago quarter. Henry Schein lost 5.1 percent and Microsoft lost 0.6 percent.
Martin van Vliet, a senior rates strategist at ING, said the market move in German bonds was exacerbated by speculative bets on futures derivative contracts, rather than actual trading in the underlying assets.
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But the measure does not provide for cuts to oil deliveries, which would have dealt a serious blow to the North's economy. Moreover, it subjects nine North Korean individuals and four entities to asset freezes and travel bans.
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The lighthouse is a symbol used by the Lane Thomas Foundation , which was set up by the Graves family following his death. The Lane Thomas Foundation shared a photo of the memorial online, saying it was created to honor their loving boy Lane.
The frightening claims were made in the Washington Post , citing a confidential assessment by the US Defense Intelligence Agency. USA officials believe North Korea now has the capabilities to put a nuclear weapon on a missile , NBC News learned Tuesday.
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France has been under a state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks in the French capital which left 130 people dead. The attack targeted soldiers from the Sentinelle security force which was created after Islamic terror attacks in 2015.
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Instead, it has encouraged members of the anti-ISIS coalition to redouble their efforts to end the carnage as quickly as possible. The coalition said it is still determining the credibility of 424 reports of civilian casualty incidents.
She said two men were inside the auto and at least one of them shot at her on the interstate near Dead Man's Curve, police said. She told police that two men were in the trailing vehicle, and someone fired shots toward her.
Lyft closed $600 million in fresh funding at a $7.5 billion valuation in April, whereas Uber has been valued at over $60 billion. SoftBank boss Masayoshi Son has returned to discussions on merging Sprint with T-Mobile US, controlled by Deutsche Telekom.
Manchester United are prepared to trigger Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto's £36m release clause, according to Spanish publication Don Balon .
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Boy Scouts dead, 1 injured in East Texas boat crash
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Venezuela says it has put down uprising at army base
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