Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 5

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday morning praised his latest call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying there is "tremendous potential" for U.S.-Russia ties.

"Very good call yesterday with President Putin of Russia," Trump tweeted. "Tremendous potential for a good/great relationship with Russia, despite what you read and see in the Fake News Media." (US-Russia-Ties)

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ANKARA -- Turkey killed 28 Kurdish militants on Saturday in retaliation to an attack which left three Turkish soldiers dead, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Earlier Saturday, three Turkish soldiers were killed and one was injured in a mortar attack by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey southeastern Hakkari province. (Turkey-Kurdish-Attack)

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BRUSSELS -- The European Union (EU), France, Germany and the United Kingdom said on Saturday, in a forceful response to the United States, that they are determined to continue legitimate trade with Iran, highlighting a special purpose vehicle to pour money for operation.

The EU's foreign policy chief and foreign ministers of the three countries released a statement, reiterating their support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, and "take note with regret and concern of the decision by the United States not to extend waivers with regards to trade in oil with Iran." (Europe-Iran-US-Sanctions)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel attacked about 70 military targets of Hamas and Islamic Jihad organizations in the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Saturday, said a report by the Israel Defense Forces.

The Israeli attack followed a barrage of more than 200 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel starting around 10 a.m. local time, wounding two people, of whom was an 80-year-old woman seriously injured in the city of Kiryat Gat. (Israel-Gaza-Attack) Enditem

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