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BEIJING -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the United States not to go too far in its damaging moves against Chinese interests in a phone conversation Saturday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (China-US-Ties)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Saturday announced that they will resume talks with the major opposition forces on Sunday.

"The TMC announces resumption of the negotiation with the Freedom and Change Alliance on Sunday," said the TMC in a statement. (Sudan-Military Council)

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VIENNA -- Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Saturday called for a snap election after his vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned over an alleged corruption video.

Stepping in front of the press 24 hours after the publication of the "Ibiza video", Kurz started his speech with a list of things that have been "done" in this government.

It was not always easy to "swallow everything", according to the chancellor, who had to say "Enough is enough" after the video scandal. (Austria-Kurz-Snap Election)

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PHILADELPHIA, the United States -- Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden held a kick-off rally on Saturday for his 2020 presidential campaign in Philadelphia, state of Pennsylvania.

Addressing a crowd of supporters at Eakin's Oval near the Philadelphia Art Museum Saturday afternoon, Biden called for unity.

"Some of the really smart folks say Democrats don't want to hear about unity," Biden said in his remarks. "They say Democrats are so angry, and that the angrier your campaign will be, the better chance you have to win the Democratic nomination." (US-Biden-Campaign) Enditem

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