Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Nov. 15

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to block a subpoena demanding his accounting firm to turn over eight years of his tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, the president's personal attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement.

"We have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn the Second Circuit decision regarding a subpoena issued by the New York County District Attorney," Sekulow wrote. (US-Trump-Subpoena)

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MONTEVIDEO -- Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez on Thursday offered future political asylum to Bolivia's ex-President Evo Morales.

Speaking in Uruguay's capital Montevideo, Fernandez said that once he takes office in December, it would be "an honor" to welcome Morales to his country. (Uruguay-Argentina-Bolivia)

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DAMASCUS -- The Syrian army deployed on Thursday in six border points with Turkey in northeastern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

The Syrian army completed its deployment Thursday in new areas starting from the town of Jawadiyeh to the city of al-Malikiyeh in the northeastern province of Hasakah, said SANA. (Syria-Turkey-Army)

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ROME -- The Italian government declared a state of emergency in Venice, after the ancient lagoon city was severely flooded earlier this week, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday.

A state of emergency request had been filed on Wednesday by the authorities of the Veneto region to which the city belongs. (Italy-Venice-Emergency) Enditem

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