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Twitter is playing its survival. Hundreds of employees – and perhaps more – resigned on Thursday, the day after an ultimatum from Elon Musk who had asked the employees who survived the first wave of layoffs to choose between giving themselves “fully, unconditionally”, and leave. Half of the group’s 7,500 employees had already been laid off two weeks ago by the multi-billionaire. According to the specialized media, many engineers have slammed the door, including some who dealt with critical tools for the network infrastructure, which could therefore suffer serious turbulence in the coming days. To add to the confusion, the company’s HQ has been sealed off until Monday, while the situation is clarified.
North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday that fell off the coast of Japan, the latest in a record slew of projectile launches in recent weeks, as Seoul, Tokyo and Washington expect an imminent nuclear test by Pyongyang. “The ballistic missile launched by North Korea appears to have fallen into our exclusive economic zone off Hokkaido”, the large island in the north of the Japanese archipelago, said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. This is not the first time that a North Korean projectile has ended its course in the Japanese exclusive economic zone (EEZ), that is to say the maritime space which extends up to 200 nautical miles ( 370 km) beyond the coasts of a State, between territorial waters and international waters.
Negotiations stumble as the climate conference ends this Friday. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, however, called on Thursday for the countries gathered at COP27 to find “an ambitious and credible agreement” on compensation for the devastation caused by climate change, a hot topic. The sums currently on the table for these various sectors are derisory compared to the estimated needs, which are generally estimated in the trillions. The Presidency of the Egyptian COP, for its part, has circulated a working document for a final declaration which does not mention anything concrete on contentious financial issues.