• US student Amanda Knox's former Italian lover Raffaele Sollecito (2nd L) and his father (R) leave the Florence courthouse on November 6, 2013 after his and Knox's retrial for the November 2, 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

    Former head of intelligence Nicolo Pollari and deputy had been expected to serve up to 10 years for abduction of Muslim cleric in collaboration with U.S.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 24, 2014, 3:18 PM EST
  • Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta poses at Palazzo Chigi during a meeting with the Royals of the Netherlands on January 23, 2014 in Rome, Italy.

    Embattled premier used a high-stakes procedure to push through an extension of a law intended to reduce overcrowding in jails.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 04, 2014, 5:45 PM EST