WATCH >> UN Speech here: -H.E. Mr. Donald J. Trump President

Sovereignty Is Not a Dirty Word He said, repeatedly, that we want “strong and independent nations” committed to promoting “security, prosperity and peace.” And we look for nations “to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. -Politico

At U.N. General Assembly, Signing a Nuclear Pact and Debating Another Leaders from around the globe began adding their signatures to a treaty that bans nuclear weapons, although the world’s nine nuclear-armed countries declined to sign it and denounced it as dangerously naïve. -NYT


Trump imposes new sanctions on North Korea; Kim says he will ‘tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire’ President Trump on Thursday announced new financial sanctions targeting North Korea as his administration seeks to build international support for more aggressively confronting the rogue nation, whose escalating nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have reached what U.S. officials consider a crisis point. -The Washington Post  

Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him Eight months into the job, Mr. Mattis has exhibited a political deftness that has eluded other members of Mr. Trump’s cabinet. None has managed to steer a path so different from the president’s without incurring his wrath and while deflecting attention over apparent or genuine splits. -NYT

Trump’s Trade Czar Calls China a Major Threat to World Trade U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also sees nothing conclusive yet in Nafta talks -WSJ (subscription)

WATCH LIGHTHIZER GET HEAVY ON THE CHINA TRADE >> U.S. Trade Policy Priorities: Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative -CSIS (video)

2 VICTORS GO SPOILS >> Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA -Politico

Deregulation of Air-Safety Rules Can Be a Model The Trump administration wants to reduce outmoded regulations. Here’s how the FAA can test that out. -Bloomberg View

SEC discloses cybersecurity breach The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said its “EDGAR” public-company filing system had been hacked. -Politico


Wilbur Ross: These NAFTA rules are killing our jobs While NAFTA has achieved its goal of increasing three-way trade in absolute terms, American workers and businesses are not benefiting in a way that is fair and reciprocal. -The Washington Post

WATCH CANADA>> -H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister

WATCH MEXICO >> H.E. Mr. Luis Videgaray Caso, Minister for Foreign Affairs

WATCH >> -H.E. Mr. Michel Temer President




YOUR THUMBS UP GETS GOVERNMENT ATTENTION >> Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington The shifting position illustrates the changing political reality in Washington for some of the country’s biggest technology companies. After years of largely avoiding regulation, businesses like Facebook, Google and Amazon are a focus of lawmakers, some of whom are criticizing the expanding power of big tech companies and their role in the 2016 election. -NYT

Facebook Plans Big Overhaul of Political Ads After Criticism -Bloomberg

EU eyes solo move to increase tax on online giants, risking U.S. anger -Reuters

What is at stake for Uber in U.S. bribery probe? A U.S. bribery investigation at ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will likely go on for a year or more and could lead to snowballing legal and compliance costs if lawyers find systemic problems. -Reuters

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is in D.C. urging Congress to save DACA IBM has 31 employees affected by Trump’s decision to unwind the program. -recode

Top venture capitalists are suing the Trump administration after it delayed a key immigration program More fallout from the government’s decision to delay the International Entrepreneur Rule. To the National Venture Capital Association — the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying voice for the industry — the Trump administration violated federal rulemaking laws and harmed a number of companies and their investors when it delayed implementation of the initiative earlier this year. -Recode

China’s Ant Financial Pushes U.S. to Approve MoneyGram Deal -Bloomberg

U.S. government must stop using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. Should you switch too? -Chicago Tribune

Federal court denies cash awards to 22 million OPM data theft victims -The Washington Post

Siemens to decide within days on rail talks with Bombardier or Alstom Siemens will decide within days whether to continue negotiations on a potential rail combination with either Canadian group Bombardier or with French peer Alstom, a person close to the matter said. -Reuters


Confident Fed Sets Stage for December Rate Increase Nearly a decade after the Federal Reserve embarked on an unprecedented effort to shore up the collapsing American economy, the central bank said on Wednesday that it would begin withdrawing some of the trillions of dollars it invested in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. -NYT

When the bull market ends, who will Trump blame? -The Washington Post