Mining company Gem Diamonds, announced on Wednesday it had found a 100 carat rough diamond, the third big diamond found by the company in just two months.
Italian judges found former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi guilty of having sex with a minor and abuse of power, giving him seven years in jail and imposing a lifetime ban on holding office.
As the sell-off in gold continued on Monday, analysts told CNBC that prices are likely to fall to levels seen before the Federal Reserve opted for unlimited bond-buying.
Russia doesn't have a magic wand to create growth but a multi-billion dollar investment program could help revive economic growth, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that austerity must continue in the euro zone to regain the trust of international investors.