Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson International correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is based in Berlin and covers Central Europe for NPR. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning programs including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

(Left) Vika, 10, in the underground room where she and her family sleep to stay safe from regular shelling in Spartak, Ukraine. (Right) Vika keeps her stuffed animals in this underground cubby, which also serves as a space to play. (Bottom) Vika and her grandmother, Valentina Pleshkova, 54. Brendan Hoffman/Prime for NPR hide caption

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Morning News Brief: Signs Of Bipartisanship On Health Care, Corruption Vote In Brazil

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Germany Holds Summit On Car Pollution

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Białowieża National Park which spans 350,000 acres in Poland and Belarus is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Poland Clashes With European Union Over Logging In Primeval Forest

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Critics Say New Poland Law Dissolves Separation Of Judiciary And Ruling Party

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Protesters Demand Judicial Independence For Poland's Supreme Court

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Logging Opens Dispute Between The EU And Poland

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On Final Day, G-20 Summit Draws Largest Turnout Of Protestors

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Protesters Clash With German Police Outside Of G-20 Summit

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Trump Bucks Trend, Will Visit Poland Before Germany, France Or U.K.

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In Some Places, Germany's Bike Autobahn Is Faster Than The Car Version

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Germany Votes To Fine Social Media Companies For Failing To Remove Hate Speech

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