Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations including China signed a pact to create the world's biggest trading alliance, covering 30% of global GDP.
The German chancellor noted there's been a "certain amount of disquiet in the international system," a thinly veiled criticism of the U.S. under the Trump administration.
António Guterres called for greater diplomacy, more climate ambition, better use of technology, more focus on the U.N.'s 17 major goals for 2030 and a renewal of foundational values.
After eight years in the minority, Democrats vowed to redirect, block or investigate Republican U.S. President Donald Trump's domestic and foreign programs and priorities.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he'd withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization, an independent colossus that underpins trade rules, it it doesn't 'shape up.'
Beyond the repercussions in Washington and Beijing, international organizations said the tit-for-tat tariffs will undercut a broad array of global development efforts.