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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece’s approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia’s name and averting the prospect of a snap election.

LIMA (Reuters) - A Peruvian congressional committee on Wednesday launched a probe into a defunct consortium led by scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht, after local media revealed it did business with a firm previously owned by President Martin Vizcarra.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State has been defeated in Syria, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, hours after Americans were killed in a northern Syria bomb attack claimed by the militant group.

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will give a statement from Downing Street shortly after 2200 GMT, her office said on Wednesday, after she survived a parliamentary no confidence vote.

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before inviting other party leaders for immediate talks to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Mariah Carey on Wednesday sued her former assistant for breaking a nondisclosure agreement, negligence and theft, according to court documents.

Carey, one of the world’s best-selling singers with 200 million records sold and hits including “We Belong Together,” is seeking at least $3 million in damages from Lianna Azarian and a restraining order to keep her former assistant from further breaking the nondisclosure agreement, according to papers filed in New York State Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices fell for a second straight month in December as the cost of petroleum products tumbled and a strong dollar curbed prices of other goods, leading to the largest annual drop in more than two years.

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs (GS.N) topped analysts’ revenue estimates on Wednesday as strength in its equities desk and M&A advisory cushioned losses from bond trading, making it the only Wall Street bank so far to show growth in fourth-quarter trading revenue.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CommonGrounds, a California start-up trying to carve out a niche in the crowded flexible workspace sector with movable office walls, has raised $100 million from three investors, including the Emirati developer of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper.

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) forecast a weaker-than-expected fourth quarter profit, and said on Wednesday tariffs could erode 2019 earnings by about $700 million, sending its shares down 2 percent in early trading.

MILAN (Reuters) - John Elkann, chairman of Ferrari (RACE.MI) and main shareholder Exor (EXOR.MI), reiterated his support for Ferrari chief executive Louis Camilleri, denying speculation a top management purge could be on the cards.

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied on Wednesday after climbing about 3 percent in the previous session, with worries about the global economy and forecasts of swelling U.S. production dampening sentiment.

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