Russian president Vladimir Putin has urged both sides in the Ukrainian conflict to sit down at the negotiating table and find a compromise.
He said such a compromise must guarantee the rights of Russian-speaking residents of eastern Ukraine, who must feel like they are "an integral part" of Ukraine.
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Whilst the weather may be a lot quieter here in the UK, it's a very different story for the the Mediterranean this weekend.
The RSPCA has outlined in detail its policy on the shooting of seals that attack salmon stocks "as an absolute last resort".
We started the week warm, wet and windy but it will end much cooler and brighter.