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Vanessa Gera

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Recent articles by Vanessa:

Funeral held for first of 2 Poles killed in missile blast

A funeral has been held for one of two Polish men who died in a missile explosion near the border with Ukraine → Read More

Nobel Prize season arrives amid war, nuclear fears, hunger

This year’s Nobel Prize season approaches as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered decades of almost uninterrupted peace in Europe and raised the risks of a nuclear disaster → Read More

Nobel Prize season approaches amid war, nuclear fears and hunger

The awards will be announced starting next Monday. → Read More

European spyware investigators criticize Israel and Poland

European Parliament members investigating the use of surveillance spyware by European Union governments have sharply criticized Israel → Read More

Cats classified as 'invasive alien species' by respected scientific institute

The criteria for including domestic cats among alien invasive species, “are 100% met by the cat,” the biologist said. → Read More

Scientific institute classifies cats as 'invasive alien species'

A Polish scientific institute has classified domestic cats as an "invasive alien species," citing the damage they cause to birds and other wildlife. → Read More

Polish institute classifies cats as alien invasive species

A Polish scientific institute has classified domestic cats as an “invasive alien species,” citing the damage they cause to birds and other wildlife. → Read More

Polish institute classifies cats as alien invasive species

The Polish Academy of Sciences wasn't prepared for the disapproving public response when they added the house cat into its 'invasive alien species' database. → Read More

Auschwitz Museum says it's a target of Russian propaganda

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum alleged Friday that it was the target of “primitive" propaganda spread by Russian state agencies on social media. → Read More

Poland, with near-total abortion ban, to record pregnancies

The government of Poland, where a near-total abortion ban is in place, faced accusations Monday of creating a “pregnancy register” as the country expands the... → Read More

Poland, with near-total abortion ban, to record pregnancies

The right-wing government in Poland, where a near-total abortion ban is in place, now faces accusations it is creating a “pregnancy register.” → Read More

“A long journey”: Volunteers from Belarus fight for Ukraine

One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the country’s security forces. → Read More

Belarusians join war seeking to free Ukraine and themselves

Belarusians are among the foreign fighters who have volunteered to take up arms in Ukraine against Russian forces → Read More

Protesters vent fury at French company for staying in Russia

In the weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, a protest movement was born in Poland urging people to boycott companies that have chosen to keep operating in Russia → Read More

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia's ambassador to Poland was splattered with red paint thrown at him by protesters opposed to the war in Ukraine , preventing him from paying respects on Monday at a Warsaw cemetery to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II. → Read More

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint

The ambassador was stopped from visiting Red Army graves in Poland by anti-Ukraine war protesters who doused him with red paint. → Read More

$6.5 billion raised at donors’ conference for Ukraine

War-ravaged Ukraine has received pledges for $6.5 billion more in humanitarian aid at an international donor’s conference in Warsaw → Read More

Pelosi, in surprise Kyiv trip, vows unbending US support

A top-level U.S. congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Poland after a surprise weekend visit to Ukraine undertaken in extraordinary secrecy → Read More

Jason Crow, Nancy Pelosi among delegation to Kyiv and Poland; vow U.S. support

A U.S. congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the courage of the Ukrainian people in remarks during a visit to Poland on Sunday, a day after a surprise trip to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymr Zelenskyy. → Read More

European nations accuse Russia of natural gas 'blackmail'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and Bulgarian leaders accused Moscow of using natural gas to blackmail their countries after Russia's state-controlled energy company said it would stop supplying the two European nations Wednesday. The gas cutoff came after Russian President Vladimir Putin said last month that "unfriendly" countries would need to start paying for gas in rubles, Russia's currency,… → Read More