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.

The Siege Deepens In Eastern Ukraine's Donetsk

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Civilian Convoy Comes Under Attack In Ukraine

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No Cease-Fire In Sight For Eastern Ukraine

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An employee works at the axle gear production line at a BMW plant in Dingolfing, southern Germany, on March 23, 2012. This BMW plant installed special ergonomic workspaces to help its rapidly aging workforce — a trend that's reflected in Germany's economy as a whole. That's one reason why critics oppose a new move to lower the country's early retirement age. Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire At 63

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Stefan Daniel is a 51-year-old German clinical psychologist with multiple sclerosis. He has decided that he will end his life, by taking a barbiturate while sitting in his own living room, when he can no longer see or speak. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

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Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

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Palestinian Imad Abudayyah and his son, Ghassan, speak to relatives in the Gaza Strip via Skype from Ramallah in the West Bank. Israeli restrictions make it extremely difficult to travel between the two territories. West Bank Palestinians have largely been bystanders in the current round of fighting. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch

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In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy

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A statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin outside an apartment complex in Schwerin, Germany. Erected in 1985, four years before communism collapsed in East Germany, it's believed to be the last Lenin statue in Germany and the town is divided over whether it should stay. The inscription reads, "Decree on land," referring to a Lenin manifesto that said workers were the real owners of the land. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

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For German Fans In Berlin Beer Garden, National Pride Is No Problem

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Chancellor's Tough Talk Against Russia Makes Germans Nervous

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On Eve Of Referendum, Many Fear For Ukrainian Economy

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In Ukraine, Two Men Claim To Be The Leader Of Donetsk

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Spurning Putin's Calls For Delay, Ukrainian Separatists Forge Ahead

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For Separatists, Ballots Are On Their Way — But Plans Are Still Pending

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