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Asian stocks end lower after volatile day

Markets pare losses after Trump says Chinese want to return to negotiations

This signboard shows Tokyo stocks down more than 512 points soon after the market opened on Aug. 26 as traders reacted to the big tumble on New York exchanges on Aug. 23. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- Stocks in Asia sank on Monday in response to escalating U.S.-China trade tensions, as investors scrambled to safety in the Japanese currency and government bonds.

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