In Europe the FTSE shed 31 points (-0.5%) to settle at 5752, whilst the CAC also lost 0.5% and the DAX gave up 0.3%.
Stateside, the Dow Jones slipped 33 points (-0.3%) to settle at 12676, whilst the S&P was just 0.1% weaker and the Nasdaq gained 0.1%.
The move lower by US stocks snapped a five-session win streak for the S&P.
The US dollar rose, reaching the highest level this year against the yen as European policy makers and Greek bondholders failed to reach an agreement on a debt-swap plan, spurring safety demand.
Commodities were mainly weaker due to the stronger US dollar, with copper (-0.1%), crude (-0.4%) and gold (-0.8%) all losing ground.
Today’s session will bring us important data in the form of CPI and trimmed mean CPI at 11:30am, AEDT.