Thomson Reuters Foundation - Italy government survives vote on Kazakh case - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano survived a no-confidence vote on Friday, averting a political crisis that could have brought down the fragile coalition government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
Corriere Della Sera - Kazakhs Ordered Police Raid from Interior Ministry Secretariat - The interior ministry's secretariat was monitoring the Kazakh operation every step of the way. In fact the second raid on 29 May on the house at Casal Palocco where Mukhtar Ablyazov was believed to be hiding was decided in the office of prefect Giuseppe Procaccini. And police officers received the order from the Kazakh ambassador, Andrian Yelemessov. Shocking new details have emerged from head of chief of police staff Alessandro Valeri's account of the two meetings with diplomats at the interior ministry. Confirmation comes from prefect Gaetano Chiusolo, head of the central directorate for crime (DCA), who received the ambassador's instructions on his mobile phone. Their statements, together with those of other ministry staff members involved, have been forwarded to Parliament ahead of today's scheduled no-confidence motion against interior minister Angelino Alfano.
Trend - Kazakhstan’s Honorary Consulate opened in Romania - "The opening of the Kazakh Honorary Consulate in the east of Romania is aimed at further developing the relations between the two countries, expanding the cooperation and intensifying the relations between the regions and industries of the two countries," Kazakh charge d'affaires in Romania Talgat Kaliev said at the opening ceremony.
Flightglobal - Proton crash due to 'incorrectly installed' angular sensors - The crash of a Proton-M at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on 2 July was traced to incorrect installation of angular rate sensors, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos.