The Independent - Silvio Berlusconi’s ally ‘rendered dissident’s family to Kazakhstan’ - Angelino Alfano accused of ordering an 'extraordinary rendition' to help Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev
Bloomberg - Was Russia’s Rocket Disaster a Putin Conspiracy? - “Three Glonass navigation satellites have been successfully launched,” blogger Evgeny Kuznetsov tweeted. “The smoke from the place where they fell allows us to determine the precise location of the launchpad.” Another Twitter user, Givi Dzhashi, parodied MasterCard ads: “Morning coffee, 70 rubles. A croissant with jam, 100 rubles. Watching $200 million blow up live on the air -- priceless!”
Ansa - Italy 'to respond' after deporting Kazakh dissident's family - The Italian government will soon answer questions about the deportation of the wife and daughter of prominent Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov, an Italian Senator said Tuesday. "I have received assurances from Interior Minister Angelino Alfano that the government will officially address (the issue) as soon as possible in order to provide the information requested," said Luigi Manconi, a Senator with the center-left Democratic Party (PD), at a Senate press conference. Premier Enrico Letta on Friday ordered an internal inquiry into the case of Alma Shalabayeva and her six-year-old daughter, who last month were taken to Rome's Ciampino airport and put on a private jet with Kazakh diplomats following a raid by Italian police on a Rome apartment. Letta, Foreign Minister Emma Bonino and the Justice Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri have denied knowing about the operation until after the fact.
Eurasianet - Carbon Trade Scheme Fuels divisions in Kazakhstan - Authorities in Kazakhstan are at loggerheads with business executives over a plan to introduce a carbon dioxide trading scheme for companies generating greenhouse gas emissions.
KUNA - US to develop security cooperation with Kazakhstan - The U.S. Defense Department desires to continue working with Kazakhstan to further develop the bilateral security relationship, reiterated US Secretary of State Chuck Hagel.