French national auditors warned the French government on Thursday that it was likely to miss revised budget targets this year, putting it on course to break a pledge it made to the European Commission.
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.
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The latest episode of CNBC Meets features Russian tennis star and founder of candy company Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova.
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to star tennis player, Maria Sharapova on her childhood and how she discovered her love for the sport.
In part two, Sharapova talks about how she overcame injury, her work with the United Nations and the launch of her candy business, "Sugarpova".