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By Nichola Saminather and Hideyuki Sano SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares extended losses on Friday as caution over a U.S. jobs report overshadowed signals from the European Central Bank that it is willing to take further steps to shore up the European economy. U.S. stock futures fell 0.8 percent during the Asian day, pointing to a weaker opening on Wall Street as well after U.S. stocks ended slightly higher overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent, and was on track to end the week down 4.2 percent.
By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July, raising Gulf Arab fears that the lifting of sanctions on Iran would enable it to pursue destabilizing policies in the Middle East.