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Men’s Warehouse fired founder after he tried to retake control of company

(Reuters) – Men’s Wearhouse Inc <MW.N> said it fired founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer after he pushed to take the company private and effectively demanded to be reinstated as the sole decision maker at the clothing chain. Zimmer opposed a potential sale of the retailer’s K&G fashion chain and…

Chinese spacecraft completes space-docking mission

China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft has completed a challenging mission to manually dock with a space module and its three astronauts are expected to return to earth on Wednesday, state media said Tuesday. The astronauts have completed their mission after docking twice with the Tiangong-1 space module, where they conducted medical experiments…

Putin says Snowden is ‘free to leave’ in Moscow airport

NAANTALI, Finland (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was still in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, was free to leave and should do so as soon as possible. Putin told a news conference during a visit to Finland…

Supreme Court rules adoptive parents don’t have to turn over Native American girl

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court order requiring a South Carolina couple to turn over a young girl they had raised since birth to her biological father simply because he was an American Indian. By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in favor…

Climate change makes voyage across Northwest Passage by boat possible

Traversing the Northwest Passage is dangerous enough, but now a four-man crew are attempting it by rowing boat, in a route once dominated by ice The Irish-Canadian team setting out next week to cross the Northwest Passage by row boat knows full well the hazards of the fabled journey through the Arctic:…

Santorum to head studio aimed at brining faith-based filmmaking to Hollywood

The former US presidential hopeful will be CEO of a faith-based movie company that plans to recruit talent from Hollywood Rick Santorum, the evangelical former US presidential hopeful who lost out to Mitt Romney in last year’s Republican primaries, is to head a new studio which aims to bring faith-based film-making…

European court advised to let Google keep sensitive search data

By Claire Davenport and Michele Sinner BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Google must respect EU privacy law but is not obliged to delete sensitive information from its search index, an adviser to the highest European Union court said, in a case that tests whether people can have harmful content erased from the…

Palestinians prepare for return of ‘Arab Idol’ winner

Thousands of Gaza residents on Tuesday gathered at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, eagerly awaiting the arrival home of a 23-year-old Palestinian who won this year’s prestigious Arab Idol talent show. Young and old alike waved Palestinian flags and held up posters of Mohammed Assaf, raising banners congratulating him…

Topless protesters disrupt call for law reform in Tunisia

The European Commission on Tuesday urged Tunisia to reform criminal laws from its previous authoritarian regime as three topless feminist activists staged a protest in Brussels by jumping on visiting Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh’s car. “Stop Repression!” and “Free Amina!” the activists shouted, before being led away by police.…

‘Digital detox’ packages gaining popularity with heavy tech users

Tired of checking your smartphone every few minutes for new emails, likes or retweets? Do you spend more time looking at your device than chatting to your date? Are you close to a digital burn-out? Fear not, an increasing number of options are available for those seeking to detox from…

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