France plans to make vaccines mandatory for children in 2018.
Three vaccines, for diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis, are already mandatory in France.
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- The opposition movement in Venezuela seeks help from France.
- A 13-year-old girl is killed when a car is deliberately driven into a pizza restaurant's sidewalk cafe in Sept-Sorts, France. At least 12 other people are injured, four critically. The driver is arrested. Police do not believe the incident was terrorism-related.
- French ecology minister Nicolas Hulot announces France is to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.
- France nationalises the STX Europe-owned Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, Pays de la Loire, to prevent Italian shipbuilding firm Fincantieri taking majority control. Italian Minister of Economy and Finances Pier Carlo Padoan calls the French decision to nationalise the shipyard "grave and incomprehensible".
- Following a similar move in France, the United Kingdom is to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 in order to reduce air pollution. A new tax will also be levied on diesel car drivers in 2020.
- Firefighters battle wildfires across southern France, including one in Corsica.
- Two gunmen open fire near a mosque in Avignon, France, injuring eight people. Two of the victims were hospitalised.
- A man who was yelling "This is for Syria" while attacking a police officer with a hammer near Notre-Dame de Paris, France is shot and wounded by another officer. Prosecutors open a terrorism probe.
- A man attempts to run over pedestrians outside a mosque in Creteil, France.
- Francois Bayrou resigns as France's Minister of Justice amid an ongoing investigation into the centrist Democratic Movement (MoDem)'s alleged fraudulent employment of parliamentary assistants.