London's FTSE 100 fell 10.90 points, or 0.21%, to 5,197.20. France's CAC 40 index ended down 1.55 points, or 0.04%, to 4,399.20. And Germany's DAX index lost 14.38 points, or 0.29%, to 4,984.61.
Asian stocks ended lower, led by weakness in computer-related concerns following Monday's weak showing in the U.S. stock market. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 55.38 points, or 0.47%, to 11,801.16, as exporter shares extended losses because of the yen's strength.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 221.32 points, or 1.85%, to 11,753.29.