*An appointment of U.S. President Barack Obama’s top adviser, Michael McFaul a new U.S. ambassador to Russia may help to get rid of mistrust between the United States and Russia, the head of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Analysis, Alexander Konovalov told RIA Novosti.
*Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will attend the ceremony to bid his last farewell to Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh who has died after a surgery at a Moscow clinic on Sunday, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
*An anchor of satellite TV channel RT America’s political show Adam VS The Man, Adam Kokesh was arrested on Saturday during the silent dancing flashmob at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, RT said in a statement
*A former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic who is facing trial on war crimes and genocide charges, will be extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Monday or Tuesday, French TF1 TV channel cited a tribunal’s judge, Mehmet Guney as saying
*A NATO air strike has killed 16 and wounded another six civilians in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, an employee of the provincial governor’s press service who preferred to stay anonymous told RIA Novosti
*A suicide bomber has seriously injured a senior NATO commander in an attack on a heavily guarded compound in northern Afghanistan that also killed the local police chief and several NATO soldiers and Afghan officials
*The nationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS) will stage a mass demonstration in Belgrade to protest against the arrest of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic who is facing trial on war crimes and genocide charges