* Investigators in Panama discovered two Soviet-built MiG-21 fighter jets while unloading a North Korean ship that was seized last week with 240 tons of concealed weapons parts on board as it tried to enter the Panama Canal en route to North Korea from Cuba, media reports said
* Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed on Monday a resolution obliging officials of nearly 30 state companies to report their incomes and expenditures, in an apparent bid to crack down on corruption.
* Moscow prosecutors said Monday they have lifted a ban on the activities of the Russian opposition Left Front movement, which had been ordered to suspend its activities earlier this year over alleged legal violations
* A trial over riots at a large anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow last year witnessed an unusual and rare twist Monday as a riot policeman declined to testify against a protester accused of attacking him
* Russia's Izhmash arms factory, manufacturer of the legendary Kalashnikov assault rifle, has won a 13 billion ruble (about $400 million) Defense Ministry tender for antitank missiles, the company said Monday, in one of its “largest state orders in recent years.”