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The dollar rose to its highest since February against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors weighed the likelihood of higher U.S. interest rates, while a measure of world stocks dipped but looked set for its first weekly gain in four weeks. The euro hit a seven-month low against the dollar after the European Central Bank left its ultra-loose policy unchanged on Thursday but kept the door open to more stimulus in December. The dollar also was bolstered by comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley earlier this week that the Fed was prepared to raise U.S. overnight interest rates, and by decreasing likelihood of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency.
The UN said Friday security concerns had forced it to delay planned evacuations from Syria's Aleppo, as Russia extended a truce that was largely holding for a second day. Moscow said it was extending the unilateral "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian government's Russian-backed assault on opposition-held east Aleppo until 1600 GMT on Saturday.