Around 30 protestors clash with riot police at the Gare de Lyon in Paris.
President Emmanuel Macron announces a 09:00 pm to 06:00 am local time curfew for the Île-de-France region that includes Paris, as well as Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint-Étienne, and Toulouse starting October 17 for at least four weeks in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the country declares another national state of health emergency after it expired on July 10.
The government imposes tighter restrictions in Lyon, Lille, Grenoble, and Saint-Étienne. These four cities with high infection rates will become maximum alert zones effective October 10, and bars, gymnasiums, and cafés will have to close in similar measures imposed in Paris and Marseille.
Russian warships launch cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant positions in Syria's eastern Deir ez-Zor. Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, reported over 600 terrorists were killed in the strikes. Video footage also emerged of Russian ground crew servicemen writing the words "For Paris" on bombs to be dropped on ISIL targets in a show of solidarity with France in the wake of the November 13 terror attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris.
Pope Francis encourages bishops from around the world to sign an appeal to world leaders, meeting in Paris next month, for crucial climate change talks. In a major teaching document in June, the encyclical Laudato Si' (Latin: Praised be), Francis denounced what he called the “structurally perverse” fossil fuel-based world economy that exploits the poor and destroys the habitability of the Earth for humans.
Anti-Israel protesters in Paris, France, surround a synagogue and chant anti-Semitic slogans resulting in a clash with police leaving three temple members in the hospital. Additional anti-Semitic attacks take place across the country including the firebombing of a synagogue and the assault of a 17-year-old girl.
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