European stock markets rose further at the open Thursday after soaring the previous session and gains across Asia as traders brushed off the storming of the Capitol building in Washington.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index added 0.6% to 6 885.56 points, having closed up 3.5% on Wednesday.
In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index climbed 0.3% to 13 931.17 points.
The Paris CAC 40 also rose 0.3% to 5 649.15.
"Traders are unfazed by the chaos that we experienced on Capitol Hill yesterday," noted Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at AvaTrade.