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Stocks fall as tensions rise in Asia over missile firing (click for more)

US stocks fell amid rising tensions in Asia after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea.

President Donald Trump’s ccusation that his predecessor Barack Obama had his phone tapped led to fears that the row could distract him from his tax cutting agenda which has driven shares since his inauguration.

The Dow Jones fell by 61 points or 0.29% to 20,945.10.

The S&P 500 was 0.5% or 12 points lower at 2,371.12

The tech-heavy Nasdaq was trading at 5,836.79, a fall of 34 points or 0.58%.

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