French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume announces that the culling of unwanted male chicks will be outlawed by the end of 2021, becoming one of the first countries to initiate such a ban.
A car carrying firearms and gas bottles deliberately rammed a police vehicle on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, subsequently bursting into flames. The driver, who was on a security watchlist, was shot dead.
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.
A court in France announces a delay of an investigation into whether Christine Lagarde abused her authority as Finance Minister of that country. Lagarde is the new Director of the International Monetary Fund.
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
Agathe Habyarimana, the widow of former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana, accused of helping plan the 1994 genocide, is arrested in France. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-1-hi-world-europe-8545120.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.france24.com-en-20100302-widow-slain-rwandan-leader-arrested-france (France 24)]date=August 2019