Hong Kong activists regroup to force police retreat in protest
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists recaptured
parts of a core protest zone early on Saturday, defying riot police
who had tried to disperse them with pepper spray and baton charges.
Ukraine crisis :
Putin to hold talks in Milan
Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Milan to
meet his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko and key EU leaders
to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine. The leaders of the UK,
Germany, France and Italy are expected to press Mr Putin to do more
to end the fighting.
Polls could be delayed until 2016, says Thai leader
Thailand's interim prime minister, who seized
power in a military coup, suggested Wednesday that the country's
next elections may not occur until 2016, although he earlier set a
target date of October 2015.