World Briefs: Berlin protects Wall from vandals

Berlin protects Wall from vandals

BERLIN • A quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital said it would build a barrier to protect the longest-surviving stretch from a sharp rise in vandalism.

The so-called East Side Gallery, a 1.3-km long slab which artists covered with murals months after the Cold War symbol was breached on Nov 9, 1989, will soon have a permanent guard barrier.


Lufthansa cancels 290 flights after staff strike

BERLIN • German airline Lufthansa cancelled 290 flights yesterday after cabin crew union UFO announced a walkout on flights from Frankfurt and Duesseldorf from 1300 GMT (9pm, Singapore time).

The first day of a planned week of strike action was called over failed pension talks.

Lufthansa said it had cancelled 290 flights planned yesterday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Berlin protects Wall from vandals'. Print Edition | Subscribe