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The deal is off.

French politics killed the Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger

The major challenge with the proposed deal was always going to be with the French government, which controls 15% of Renault.
The cruise ship careened out of control in a canal in Venice on Sunday.

Terrifying video shows the moment passengers were knocked off a boat after being struck by an enormous cruise ship

On Sunday, the massive MSC Opera cruise ship crashed into a dock in Venice's Giudecca canal. It also collided with the smaller River Countess boat.
France's Yellow Vests have halted the government's residual globalism.

In Fiat Chrysler-Renault deal, globalism is about to collide head-on with populism

Immediately after the merger plan was revealed, the French and Italian governments moved to secure jobs.
Banksy set up a stall in St. Mark's Square with his latest painting, "Venice in Oil."

Banksy got kicked out of the world’s biggest art event after crashing it to display his latest piece, but people love it anyway

Banksy set up a stall in Venice's famous St. Mark's Square with his latest painting, "Venice in Oil."

A man was struck in the heart by a stray crossbow arrow and miraculously survived

An Italian man survived an "exceptional" surgery in Turin to remove an arrow lodged deep in his chest, and which had punctured his heart and lungs.
A view of the village of Sambuca di Sicilia, Italy.

A picturesque Sicilian town succeeded in selling off its abandoned homes after auctions started at just $1

Sambuca is just one of a number of rural, Italian towns opting to auction off homes for as little as $1 in a bid to encourage repopulation.

Italy’s ‘perma-recession’ could trigger a €2 trillion financial crisis that threatens the eurozone itself

There is no obvious way out of the trap holding the Italian economy back, analysts told Business Insider.
Capri, Italy.

The 10 countries with the most superyachts in the world: RANKED

Bloomberg ranked the top 10 countries in the world with the most superyachts on their coastlines. The US, Italy, Spain, France, and Greece were the top five.

Juventus shares plunged 10% after Ronaldo’s team crashes out of the Champions League

Dutch club Ajax knocked Juventus out of Europe's premier football competition, the Champions League.

Europe’s biggest IPO this year just started trading —Italy’s Nexi is a rare $6.4 billion bright spot amid regional slump

It's a rare positive sign for European listings, after Brexit worries and a market rough patch led to many IPO plans shelved or scrapped altogether.