• California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

    California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

    • Jul 14, 2020

    Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

  • China bans Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback over criticism

    China bans Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback over criticism

    • Jul 13, 2020

    China on Monday said it will ban entry to U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Representative Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback over their criticism of the ruling Communist Party’s policies toward minority groups and people of faith.

  • EU ministers criticize Turkey over Hagia Sophia

    EU ministers criticize Turkey over Hagia Sophia

    • Jul 13, 2020

    European Union foreign ministers on Monday criticized Turkey for several reasons, including energy exploration in disputed Mediterranean waters and changing the status of Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque.