France is announced as the host of the G8 in 2011.
France reports their first three cases of the BA.2.75 Centaurus variant, including one in the Occitania region.
Interpol reports that in six weeks it has detected more than a dozen people wanted for terrorism offences crossing the Mediterranean Sea using tourist routes. The joint operation involved Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, and Tunisia.
The United States' allies France and the United Kingdom say they won't keep their troops in Syria after the United States pulls out.
France's "Yellow Vest" protests over fuel taxes enter their fourth day as around 10,000 people continue to block roads around the country.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May says the government has seen no plans for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's idea of building a road bridge across the English Channel between France and the United Kingdom.
Heavy flooding along the French Riviera in the southeast of France killls at least 17 people with four more still missing. Rail, road, and air traffic are all suspended, and 27,000 homes are without electricity. A major stretch of the French Riviera has been declared a natural disaster zone. According to local radio station France Bleu-Azur, more than 17cm of rain fell on the Alpes-Maritimes region in two hours, the same amount the region would usually expect over two months.
A Chinese-made training airplane K-8 crashes during an air force flying exhibition in Venezuela, the two pilots ejected successfully. The French-made military helicopter Cougar sent to rescue the pilots also crashes, no one is injured.
Leaders of the Group of Eight countries meet in Deauville, France, for the 37th G8 summit.
A 4.5 earthquake shakes offshore of Oléron, France, with no reported casualties.
The G8 releases a statement agreeing that Israel's blockade on Gaza is "not sustainable and must be changed" and calling for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1860, which was approved by the United Nations Security Council in January 2009, to be implemented.