It's Monday morning and we've got all the news you'll need to keep an eye on in the week ahead. President Obama travels to Russia, Italy and Ghana. Michael Jackson's funeral is expected to paralyze parts of Los Angeles and the sagas of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford continue. Plus, we'll get a better idea of how the U.S. offensive in Afghanistan is going. The Takeaway is joined by Marcus Mabry, International Business Editor for our partner The New York Times, and Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent for our partner the BBC. Jonathan Marcus is currently in Moscow to witness the meeting between Presidents Obama and Medvedev.