MCC: Ghana receives $190m

Ghana is to receive $190 million as the second allocation of compact funds from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) after the Ghanaian government met all the required conditions to access the funds. The MCC on Thursday submitted a…

Amazon’s market value tops $1tn

Amazon has briefly become the second US-listed firm to have a market value of more than $1 trillion (£779bn). Shares in the e-commerce giant rose nearly 2% to a high of $2,050.50 in morning trade before slipping back. Apple reached the…

Kevin Spacey sexual assault charge dropped

Kevin Spacey will not be prosecuted over an accusation of sexual assault that allegedly took place in 1992. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said the alleged incident was outside California's statute of limitations.…

Firefighters die in blaze in South Africa

Three firefighters have died in a blaze which swept through the upper floors of a building in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, officials have said. One firefighter fell to his death while battling the blaze, while the other two…