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Review: North Korea's political tensions hit dollar

The dollar fell versus the Japanese yen on Wednesday amid lingering political uncertainty over North Korean plans for a ballistic missile launch.

The greenback was 0.8 percent lower against the yen at 108.87, its lowest in almost 20 weeks.

The dollar index lost 0.1 percent against a basket of major currencies.

The euro rose slightly 0.1 percent to $1.1925.

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