What's Next: November 19 2015

 French army soldiers secure the area around the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle as it leaves the naval base of Toulon, France on Nov 18, 2015.
French army soldiers secure the area around the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle as it leaves the naval base of Toulon, France on Nov 18, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

France deploying aircraft carrier

France will deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the eastern Mediterranean today to boost operations in Syria as Paris intensifies a bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria there.

The latest move follows attacks in the French capital, claimed by the terrorist group, which left 129 people dead. The deployment will boost the number of French jets available for strikes in Syria to 48 from the current 12.


President to host tea reception for scouts

President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is also the Chief Scout of the Singapore Scout Association, will be hosting a tea reception this morning at the Istana for both local and overseas scouts.

This is part of the international jamboree the association is hosting to celebrate Singapore's 50th anniversary this year. The jamboree started on Tuesday and will end on Sunday. More than 2,500 scouts aged between 11 and 17, representing 18 nations, are attending the event.


Awards to honour entrepreneurs

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran is the guest of honour at the 2015 Enterprise 50 Awards presentation and gala dinner tonight. The theme for this year is "The next 50 - building a better tomorrow" and the event acknowledges the contributions of local entrepreneurs who have demonstrated tenacity and resilience in building Singapore's economy as the nation celebrates its Golden Jubilee this year.

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