What's Next: November 22, 2016

Court ruling on Morsi's life sentence

Egypt's cassation court will rule today on an appeal by ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi against a life sentence on charges of spying for Iran and a Palestinian militant group. Last week, a court overturned a death sentence against him and ordered a retrial on the charges of taking part in prison breaks during the 2011 uprising. Morsi was overthrown by the army in response to mass protests against his one-year rule in July 2013.


Awards for outstanding nurses 

Some of the nation's top nurses will be awarded the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award today. The annual award is among the highest accolades for enrolled nurses in Singapore. Recipients were assessed on their competency and contributions, as well as awards and commendations.


ECB chief's speech keenly watched 

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi will speak to members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, today. Financial markets will be watching his words closely for signs of upcoming policy moves, especially after comments he made last week which suggested that the euro zone's recovery is still reliant on stimulus measures, signalling perhaps that they will last for a while more.

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