Published On: Thu, Oct 29th, 2020

France Lockdown, Poland Protests, Coronavirus: Your Thursday Briefing

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We’re covering new virus restrictions in Germany and France, protests in Poland over new abortion laws and a radical proposal to combat climate change.

With coronavirus case numbers rising rapidly and hospitals already under strain in France and Germany, the countries’ leaders announced significant restrictions on Wednesday in an attempt to curb infection rates.

In the greater scheme of Britain’s larger economy, fishing is a tiny industry. Just 12,000 people in Britain fish from 6,000 vessels, contributing less than one-half of 1 percent of gross domestic product — less than the upmarket London department store Harrods, according to one analysis. The same holds true for most continental European nations.