The Daily Populous

Friday July 14th, 2023 morning edition

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[1/2] Elon Musk's Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022.

July 12 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday was hit with a lawsuit accusing it of refusing to pay at least $500 million in promised severance to thousands of employees who were laid off after Elon Musk acquired the company.

But Twitter only gave laid-off workers at most one month of severance pay, and many of them did not receive anything, McMillian claims.

Twitter laid off more than half of its workforce as a cost-cutting measure after Musk acquired the company in October.

The lawsuit accuses Twitter and Musk of violating a federal law regulating employee benefit plans.

Twitter has already been sued for allegedly failing to pay severance, but those cases involve breach of contract claims and not the benefits law.

A pending lawsuit filed last month accuses Twitter of also failing to pay millions of dollars in bonuses it owes to remaining employees. »

Biden orders 3,000 reservists to be ready for Europe deployments

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While the move gives the military’s European Command “greater flexibility” to defend the continent, it will not change the actual force levels in Europe, Capt.

The designation not only allows the president to mobilize reservists, but also ensures they are paid and supported as active-duty troops.

The U.S. rushed 20,000 more troops to Europe after Russia’s invasion, bringing the total to over 100,000 on the continent. »

Germany breaks with Nato to send 4,000 troops to Lithuania

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If Germany was willing, at the end of the first day of the Nato summit, to send the 4,000 troops to Lithuania in a purely bilateral arrangement between the two countries, why then had Germany required a Nato consensus for the deployment as recently as the day before?.

The OSW estimates that it will take three years to fully deploy the 4,000 troops being considered for deployment in Lithuania.

Lithuania disputed this, and the announcement by Pistorius to station the troops in Lithuania indicates that the country has been successful in demonstrating its perspective. »

Burger King Thailand stuns diners with meatless burger filled with 20 slices of cheese

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Burger King has introduced a new offering on its menu in Thailand - a meatless burger packed with 20 slices of American cheese.

Some reports said branches of Burger King had to stop taking orders for deliveries to ensure they had enough stock to provide their new cheese offering to in-store diners.

Cheese is a hugely popular food in Thailand, particular with younger generations, and is sprinkled across many dishes. »