Life is slowly returning to the streets of Kyiv
08 April 2022 | 7:24 am
More and more people and cars can be seen on the streets of Kyiv. Supermarkets shelves are refilling, hairdressers, cafes and restaurants are reopening. We report on the mood in the Ukrainian capital.
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A Hong Kong permanent resident who is also a US citizen has been given a life term for espionage.
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