Former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega is extradited from the United States to France.
Hong Kong reclassifies 15 countries and territories, including the U.S., France, Malaysia, and Thailand, to the "high-risk" category, which means that beginning on August 20, there will be mandatory 21-day quarantines and tougher boarding requirements for travellers arriving from those countries due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant.
The United Kingdom eases its quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers from the United States and European Union countries other than France where most of them are in the "amber list" category in order to reunite family and friends whose loved ones live abroad. Travellers will still need to take either a lateral flow or PCR test before their departure, and a PCR test on the second day after their arrival.
Anonymous U.S. officials say the United States is considering a multinational military response against Syrian government forces, with experts saying that France, the United Kingdom, and Middle Eastern allies would be considered to help.
During a session of the United Nations Security Council, the United States repeat its "unapologetic" support for the ongoing Iranian protests. Russia denounces the "veiled [U.S.] attempt to use the current moment to continue to undermine" the JCPOA. France calls to "be wary of any attempt to exploit this crisis for personal ends".
France seeks United States and Russian support for a Security Council resolution to impose a new truce that will allow aid into Aleppo, which has experienced two weeks of heavy Syrian and Russian bombing of rebel-held areas.
The President of France François Hollande warns that France "will not tolerate" acts that threaten its security following claims by Wikileaks that the United States spied on him and his two predecessors Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac between 2006 and 2012.
Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President François Bozizé and two other people linked to the conflict.
Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega is extradited home from France and the United States where he has been serving jail sentences for the past 22 years to serve more time for his role in the murder of political opponents.
A Paris court sentences former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to seven years in jail for money laundering in France for the Medellin drug cartel in the 1980s. [http:--www.google.com-hostednews-canadianpress-article-ALeqM5haoVrce5A9OyQ2Vpqct1UJCFRpIQ (Canadian Press via Google News)] [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-europe-2010-07-201077124229971856.html (Aljazeera)] [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-world-europe-10542179.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-breakingnews-185396-french-court-orders-more-jail-time-for-noriega ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019