PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS US NAVY SHIP SHOT DOWN IRANIAN DRONE IN STRAIT OF HORMUZ – The Middle East

“The Boxer took defense action against the drone which had closed into a very close distance, approximately a thousand yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew,” Trump said on Thursday. “The drone was immediately destroyed.”

President Trump says US Navy ship shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

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Zimbabwe banks on interbank market for readmission into Standards and Poor’s Jones Indices (S&P DJI)

Programme launched to reform and strengthen Zimbabwe’s capital market

Harare – Zimbabwe is looking for readmission into the Standards and Poor’s Jones Indices (S&P DJI) also known as S&P African indices, as it puts hope on foreign currency allocation from the interbank foreign exchange market|Raynold Mhotseka, EQUITY AXIS||

Ryanair launches new airline in Malta

Ryanair is set to launch a new airline in Malta, reveals The Irish Times. The carrier is believed to be in advanced talks with the government in Malta over the launch of an airline called Malta Air. The deal, expected to be announced soon, would see Malta Air initially operate with six aircraft before expanding to 12. Ryanair currently operates six aircraft in Malta under its own brand, and was previously said to have shown interest in taking over the national flag carrier, Air Malta||Tomas Chlumecky; International Airline Executive & Advisor (“Aviation Doctor”)

Ofcom boss named new chairwoman of John Lewis Partnership on £990,000 in basic salary a year

New era at John Lewis as surprise pick Sharon White takes charge

Former Treasury official Sharon White takeS on the top job at the John Lewis Partnership, ushering in a new era for the company. She is the first woman to hold the role, and also the first external candidate to be appointed chair.