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Review: Asian shares slide

Asian stocks retreated on Tuesday, as the escalation of tension over North Korea led investor sentiment lower.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares fell by 0.6%.

The Japanese Nikkei was up 0.2%.

Australian stocks dipped 1%.

KOSPI in South Korea dropped 0.2% after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told business leaders in Seoul that U.S. is going to reconsider the free trade agreement between the two nations.

Photo: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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