United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres painted an apocalyptic picture of global relations Wednesday and warned of modern-day versions of the “four horsemen” in a wide-ranging speech to diplomats.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Guterres said the world’s 7.7 billion people face existential dangers from geopolitical tensions, the climate crisis, global mistrust and the dark side of technology.

“I see four horsemen in our midst — four looming threats that endanger 21st-century progress and imperil 21st-century possibilities,” Guterres told the 193-nation body in what amounts to his New Year message. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Bible

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