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Global Markets: U.S., Asian shares dip after North Korean missile launch

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By Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures and Asian shares dipped after North Korea fired another missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, demonstrating Pyongyang's defiance in the face of intensifying sanctions.U.S. stock futures fell 0.2 percent while MSCI's Asia-Pacific share index excluding Japan shed 0.4 percent, though it was still up 0.4 percent on the week.Japan's Nikkei ticked up 0.1 percent.Japan said the North Korean missile fell into sea about 2,000 km (1,240 miles) east of Hokkaido.The launch came just days after the U.N. Security Council approved new ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 08:27 IST