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Hard Irish border likely in hard Brexit, EU's Hogan says: report

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - The return of a "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic looks inevitable if Britain leaves the European Union's single market, Ireland's European Union Commissioner, farm chief Phil Hogan, was quoted as saying on Monday.

Northern Ireland, a British province, will represent the only land frontier between Britain and the EU once it leaves. Leaders in London, Dublin and Belfast have said they want to avoid a hard border, with customs checks and border posts.

The Irish Independent newspaper quoted Hogan as saying that if the United Kingdom leaves the EU Single Market, then a hard border, involving potential identity controls and customs tariffs, looked inevitable.

He added, however, that he hoped the EU may be able to persuade London on a common position for the island of Ireland, to avoid such measures and preserve a common travel area between the two countries that predates their entry into the EU in 1972.

"Clearly, Brexit is a mess and getting messier," Agriculture Commissioner Hogan, a former Irish government minister and close ally of Prime Minister Enda Kenny, told the newspaper.

Britain will by definition leave the bloc's single market in which goods and services trade tariff-free once it leaves the EU, and exit talks expected to begin by the end of March will determine what level of access it gets to it afterwards.

Britain's pound slid almost 1 percent against both the dollar and the euro in early London trading after weekend comments from Prime Minister Theresa May that she was not interested in keeping "bits of membership".

May said she instead wanted a bespoke deal with the rest of Europe. EU officials say Britain cannot have access to its single market of 500 million consumers without accepting the principle of free movement.

Given the countries' close trading links, neighboring Ireland is widely considered the European Union economy most at risk from Britain's decision to quit the bloc.

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

US stocks inch higher in slow pre-holiday trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street traders sometimes root for year-end "Santa Claus rallies," but on Friday, hardly a creature was stirring as stocks finished slightly higher on the quietest full day of trading in more than a year. Health care companies brought in most of the gains.Major U.S. indexes stayed in a narrow range throughout the day. Drugmakers and other companies in health care did the best, while retailers continued to take small losses just before the holiday. Energy companies also… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Aguero injures hamstring

Sergio Aguero was taken off on a stretcher during Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Ecuador after injuring a hamstring. Agüero had suffered a slow start to the season before scoring five in last Saturday’s 6-1 victory over Newcastle United. Yet after 22 minutes of Argentina’s 2-0 loss to Ecuador in Buenos Aires he pulled up and was forced to leave the game. Gerardo Martino, the Argentina coach, confirmed the injury, while revealing Agüero had been carrying a differing problem. “He had… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Pyongyang's latest fad: Sightseeing in ultralight airplanes

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Until a few months ago, if you wanted a bird's eye view of North Korea's capital, there was basically only one option: a 150-meter (492-foot) -tall tower across the river from Kim Il Sung Square.Now, if you have the cash, you can climb into the back seat of an ultralight aircraft.With the support of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has vowed to give North Koreans more modern and "cultured" ways to spend their leisure time, and with foreign tourism companies… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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