European stocks close higher

Europe's main stock markets closed higher on Tuesday, with London's FTSE 100 index of leading companies rising 0.33 percent to 6,399.37 points.

In Frankfurt, the DAX 30 added 0.11 percent to 7,879.67 points, while in Paris the CAC 40 climbed 0.55 percent to 3,748.64 points.