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Asia falls as White House turmoil hits risk sentiment, dollar bruised

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By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell on Thursday and the dollar was stuck near six-month lows against a basket of currencies as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump's future following reports that he tried to interfere with a federal investigation. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.4 percent.Japan's Nikkei shed 1.5 percent, Australian shares lost 1.2 percent and South Korea's KOSPI declined 0.5 percent.Equities in Asia took cues from Wall Street, where the Dow and S&P 500 both sank about 1.8 percent overnight following ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 08:17 IST