French President Emmanuel Macron and UN Secretary-General António Guterres ahead of a ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS/Getty Images

In a speech commemorating 100 years since the armistice that ended World War I, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the fleeting peace between the world wars and the current, fractured state of global relations share a number of disturbing parallels, AP reports.

The big picture: Guterres cited trade tensions, rising nationalism and economic inequality stemming from the 2008 financial crisis as causes of concern. He said that institutions like the UN and the European Union are "too meaningful to fail," echoing sentiments from earlier speeches by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, who both emphasized the importance of multilateralism and active cooperation to maintaining global peace.

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SurveyMonkey poll: Trump improves, but not enough

Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

President Trump's final debate performance exceeded Americans' expectations, but it wasn't enough to shift the dynamics that left him trailing Joe Biden across most measures, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

What they're saying: "Liar" was the word used most by debate watchers to describe Trump's performance, followed by "lies," "strong," "presidential" and "childish." "Presidential" was the word used most to describe Biden's performance, followed by "liar," "weak," "expected" and "honest."

Hunter Biden saga dominates online debate

Data: NewsWhip; Table: Axios Visuals

The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump's charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

  • Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden's son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up.

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