1. Senior BJP leader LK Advani has decided to skipBangalorefor his 12-day long rath Yatra to remove corruption in the country. This was because of recent arrest of former Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa in the corruption charges.
2. US President Barack Obama has signed into law free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama in order to create lots of jobs in the US market. Obama has decided to sign free trade deals in order to improve the US job market. Earlier this month, US has passed the controversial currency bill for the same reason.
3. US President Barack Obama has announced that all the US troops will leave Iraq by the end of current year. This will formally end the nine-year old war.