June 29, 2019

Trump, Xi strike diplomatic tone during US-China trade talks

iStock(OSAKA, Japan) -- In the most anticipated -- and perhaps most consequential -- meeting of his time at the G-20, President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China sat down for talks Saturday amid an ongoing trade dispute. Both presidents struck a diplomatic tone in their remarks. Trump said his meeting with Xi was "excellent" and "as good as it was going to be." He made the brief remarks seated next to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a quick media spray. "We discu..
June 29, 2019

Egypt’s 4000-year-old Lahun pyramid opens to the public

DeAgostini/Getty Images(FAYOUM, Egypt) -- A roughly 4,000-year-old mud-brick Egyptian pyramid is opening to the public for the first time this week, according to the north African nation's antiquities ministry. The mud-brick Lahun -- or El-Lahun -- pyramid was first discovered by British archaeologist William Petrie in 1889 in Fayoum, about 60 miles southwest of Cairo. In 2009, archaeologists discovered a cache of pharaonic-era mummies in brightly colored, painted wooden coffins, according ..
June 29, 2019

Iran may stand down on nuclear threat after Europe, China work to bypass US sanctions

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Iran may be standing down on its nuclear threat, at least for now, after Europe and China moved on Friday to ignore or bypass U.S. sanctions. It's a sign of the Trump administration's isolation on the world stage when it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, as it tries to cripple Iran financially and drive it to the negotiating table for a "more comprehensive deal" -- something Iran has said won't happen. The remaining participants in the nuclear deal, formally know..
June 28, 2019

US buyers’ share of luxury London properties doubles in a year, consultants say

iStock(LONDON) -- The number of luxury homes being sold to American buyers in London has almost doubled in the past year, according to research by a global property consultancy agency. The U.S. buyers’ share of the luxury housing market (the top 10% by value) doubled from 3.3% last year to 6% in 2019, data sent to ABC News by Knight Frank suggests. That means American buyers are now the second largest nationality in the luxury market there, only trailing behind Chinese nationals, who comprised 9..