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European Union regulators are investigating prices charged by Disneyland Paris after complaints from foreign consumers who say they were charged more.
Europe's main stock markets have risen, as traders reacted to a batch of company earnings updates ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement.
Conflicting statements and denials have flown between Athens and Brussels in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of mutual mistrust over a new €86bn bailout talk.
Oil prices have slid as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy meeting and a closely watched report on crude inventories.
Australia is pleased with discussions with Pacific Rim trading partners on resolving disputes with foreign investors but will not agree to a regional trade pact.
Chinese shares have bounced back more than 3%, as Beijing's latest efforts to prop up values restored a measure of stability to its unruly stock market.
Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, died on Tuesday night at 65 due to surgery complications, a spokesperson at Kulczyk Holding says.
French oil giant Total has announced a 4% slide in net profit while increased output, costs, savings and refinery margins helped offset plunging oil prices.