Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will not be appearing at the World Cup in Brazil following reports he may be due to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the final.
A statement said Mr Poroshenko had received an invite from Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, but felt it was "impossible" to justify the visit "given the situation that is happening in Ukraine".
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The heavy showers will ease off this weekend.
Labour MPs are attempting to build a consensus for a single challenger to Corbyn, while the big game in the Tory Party is Stop Boris.
Hefty showers and longer, slow moving downpours into this evening and again on Saturday - some lively with thunder.