International Herald Tribune

Founded in Paris in 1887, the International Herald Tribune is a daily newspaper that was, originally, the European edition of the New York Herald. That paper merged with the New York Tribune and became the Herald Tribune in 1924. The Herald Tribune ceased publication in 1966 and the Washington Post, together with the New York Times, took over the International Herald Tribune. In 2002, the Times bought out its partner and assumed control of the paper. It covers news throughout the entire world and its editorial headquarters are in Paris, France.The International Herald Tribune reports on world events, business, politics, economics and sports. Over the years, its audience has changed and, today, two-thirds of the readership is non-American. About 51 percent of its readers live outside their country of citizenship, and 29 percent have incomes between $100,000 and $249,900. Printed at 35 sites, the paper is sold in over 180 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.In 2009, the International Herald Tribune ran a series of articles written by Roger Cohen on the turmoil in Iran and the election campaign of Mir Hussein Moussai, the reformist candidate who sought to unseat Mohmoud Ahmadinejad. As reported, there was an exuberance that vanished after the election and a subsequent clamp down on freedom by the regime, which led to baton wielding police on motorcycles beating people in the streets of Tehran. Alison Smale is the Executive Editor, Stephen Dunbar-Johnson is the Publisher, Phillip McClellan is the Managing Editor and Serge Schmermann is the Editor of the Editorial Page.

Articles from October 3, 2013

14 Charged with Piracy as Russia Defies Outcry
After 30 people aboard a ship seized last month by the Russian Coast Guard were investigated for piracy, Reuters reported that 14 were charged on Wednesday.Defying complaints from international human rights and environmental organizations, as well as...
Africa Calling: Plumes and Prints
As Paris Fashion Week ended, it was clear that feathers, fringe and a tribal beat had been the themes of the season.The news of the departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton overshadowed the final day of the Paris summer 2014 collections. But people...
Air France-KLM Weighs Deeper Ties with Alitalia ; 5 Years after Bankruptcy, Italian Carrier Needs Cash as Debt and Losses Mount
Discussions have taken on a sense of urgency in recent days after Alitalia reported that its net loss had widened.The chief executive of Air France-KLM, the largest foreign shareholder in Alitalia, said Wednesday that he had not ruled out the possibility...
Al Qaeda Thrives in Syria's Chaos ; to Rebels' Dismay, Jihadis Push to Carve out Territory Instead of Toppling Assad
Fighters for a Qaeda franchise are streaming into Syria in an attempt to establish a jihadi state amid the chaos of the civil war, but their goals are increasingly at odds with other rebel groups.Fighters from the fastest-growing Qaeda franchise in Syria...
America's Democracy Is at Stake
Small political movements are acting in extreme ways without consequences and thereby stymieing majority rule.This time is different. What is at stake in this government shutdown forced by a radical Tea Party minority is nothing less than the principle...
An Aria from Valentino
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli first were inspired by grand opera in Rome, then they reached out to other countries, particularly Africa."Opera speaks about Italy and Italian values -- something with emotion that goes out to the world," said...
An English Village School Gets a Monet for Show and Tell ; as Part of an Experiment in Art Education, 26 Great Masters Head to Class
As part of a two-week experiment in art education, 27 British schools will display an original master for a day, giving pupils direct contact with paintings by artists like Gainsborough, Turner and Monet.Near England's border with Wales, the school in...
A Scientist's Downfall -- with Horrifying Twists
In "The People in the Trees," which is based loosely on a true story, Hanya Yanagihara challenges to the extreme the idea of the likeable protagonist.The People in the Trees.By Hanya Yanagihara.368 pages. Doubleday. $26.95.In 1976, Dr. D. Carleton Gajdusek...
At Chanel, Irony Meets Art
Against a backdrop of Karl Lagerfeld's abstract "art" or weird and wonderful installations, the clothes were calm and beautiful."Chain Scale No. 1" read the art gallery label beside a giant cluster of chains; "Russian Gardenia," with a red "sold" sticker, was...
Berlusconi Blinks as Party Mutinies ; Italy's Coalition Survives as Ex-Premier Reverses Stance on Confidence Vote
Italy's coalition government survives a confidence vote as former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, facing a mutiny within his party, reversed stance on the vote.He seemed stunned, if immaculately tailored in a dark suit that sheathed him like armor.But...
BlackBerry Filing Describes a Global Slide ; Competition Is Pulling Developing World Away from Smartphone Maker
A delayed regulatory filing said competition was stripping the troubled smartphone maker of customers in its final bright spot, the developing world.In a delayed regulatory filing, the smartphone maker BlackBerry has disclosed that customers have been...
Bringing American Touch to U.K. Banks
Vernon Hill's goal is to charm enough British consumers into switching their checking accounts and mortgages to Metro Bank from Lloyds and Barclays.Vernon Hill shook up American consumer banking more than a decade ago, and now he is bringing the same...
Cash for Candidates
This time, the Supreme Court must uphold campaign finance limits.Next Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, potentially the most significant federal campaign finance case since Citizens United...
Chavez's Successor Gets Little Applause ; Venezuelans See Maduro as Poor Substitute amid Growing Economic Woes
Seven months after the election of President Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor, inflation and shortages are creating discontent.The start of the season for two premier teams in this baseball- loving nation was thrown into doubt after...
China Offers Little Hope on Horse Racing
Despite the building of dozens of horse-racing tracks and intense interest among fans and investors, gambling remains illegal in China, which has left development of the sport at a standstill.Horse racing may be the sport of kings, but not of Communists. Not...
Deep-Sea Plunder and Ruin
Europe has a chance to put an end to the use of trawls at the bottom of the Northeast Atlantic.A historical moment for the life of the oceans is at hand as the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament wrangles with proposed legislation to phase...
E.C.B. Holds Rates Steady, but Says It Is Poised to Act ; Central Bank Warns of Economic Risks If U.S. Political Standoff Persists
But the central bank indicated that it was ready to take measures if needed to protect the euro zone from political turmoil in the United States.The European Central Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low on Wednesday, but indicated...
Empire I.P.O. a Hit with Investors
Shares of Empire State Realty Trust, whose office properties include the iconic 102-story Art Deco Empire State Building, raised $929.5 million on Tuesday.King Kong swung from it. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr planned to meet at its top in "An Affair to...
Expensive, and So Far Worth Every Penny
Mesut Ozil, who has quickly become the focal point of Arsenal's offense, scored one goal and helped set up the other as his club beat Napoli, 2-0, in the Champions League.One man cannot make a team, but one exceptional player can certainly make a team...
Extradition Seen for Trader in Spain
The former trader, Javier Martin-Artajo, is living in Spain and faces charges in America resulting from the bank's multibillion- dollar trading loss.U.S. government authorities expect that one of the former JPMorgan Chase traders facing criminal charges...
Fashionable Exit: Marc Jacobs to End His Reign at Louis Vuitton
After a "goodbye" show in Paris, Marc Jacobs confirmed that he would break with Vuitton to concentrate on his own label.The fashion designer Marc Jacobs is leaving Louis Vuitton after 16 years to concentrate on his namesake line, according to Bernard Arnault,...
Filling Gaps in Renewable Energy Flow
As renewable energy becomes increasingly commonplace, interest in energy storage technologies like batteries is growing around the world.The biggest problem with solar panels and wind turbines is that they do not produce energy all the time.So what is...
For 2 Pop Bands, Style Trumps Words
New pop releases, smart and rapturous, from the Blow and Haim.CORRECTION APPENDED Like grinning babies, like stringy taffy, like pink sunsets -- it's hard to disagree with Haim. The Los Angeles sister trio -- Este, Danielle and Alana Haim --...
For Leader of World Soccer, the Scorecard Is Mixed
As the heat rises over a planned World Cup for Qatar during the summer of 2022, a look at the career of world soccer's leader finds a mixed record.Sepp Blatter is not a king. He is not a chancellor or a viceroy and he is, most assuredly, not a congressman...
Google Faces Wiretap Charge ; Its Use of Street View and Gmail to Collect Data Is Said to Violate Privacy
One of the world's biggest Web companies must defend itself against accusations that it went too far in collecting data in Gmail and in its Street View mapping project.Wiretapping is typically the stuff of spy dramas and shady criminal escapades. But...
Greek Neo-Fascists May Be Hard to Rein in ; Government Crackdown on Golden Dawn Risks Making Matters Worse
The government's recent moves to control Golden Dawn have spawned wariness in some quarters that the actions may perversely generate more sympathy for the group.CORRECTION APPENDED For more than a year, 30 Kaisareias Street bristled with activity....
Group Presses Companies on Their Sugar Purchases
Concerned about land grabs, Oxfam called on Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods to disclose more about the sources of their sugar supplies.Oxfam has accused three big international food companies of buying sugar from what the advocacy group...
Hollywood Advances Film about Hillary Clinton ; Movie Would Focus on Her Years as a Young Lawyer during the 1970s
Picking up where CNN and NBC ultimately bowed out, a third biographical portrayal of Mrs. Clinton would be a feature film focused on her years as a young lawyer during the Watergate era.Two television projects about Hillary Rodham Clinton collapsed under...
In U.S., Confusion and Job Furloughs ; Government Shutdown Forces Monuments and Parks to Close to Public
Around the country, barricades and padlocks closed off access to federal facilities as the vast machinery of the U.S. government began systematically shutting down operations.If there were a symbol on Tuesday of the United States' pent-up frustration...
In U.S. Fiscal Standoff, Bankers See Danger If Cash Flow Stalls
Banking executives warn of the economic chaos expected if Congress fails to raise the government's borrowing authority and a federal default results.With the government shutdown starting to bite, President Obama on Wednesday met with a powerful group...
Kenyans Fault Security Forces' Response to Mall Siege
Police officers and soldiers could not communicate and elite forces arrived hours later in what many Kenyans call a bungled reaction to the attack.When the first shots of automatic gunfire burst out, Raju, a member of a local gun club, was waiting in...
Limits of the Samsung Smartwatch
We're entering the age of computers so small we wear them like jewelry. Samsung puts a computer that's loaded with features on your wrist.In the beginning, computers were the size of buildings. To use one, you walked into it.Over the decades, they grew...
Lunch Money
The hurdles to success at an elite school in the United States may be higher than in Japan.I bet you're not going to make any friends.Don't tell them you already went to college.Don't get your lunch money stolen.Such were the words of caution from my...
Merck to Cut Payroll and Overhaul Its Research Unit
The pharmaceutical company also will cut $2.5 billion in costs over two years and restructure its troubled research and development unit in moves described as making Merck more competitive.The pharmaceutical company Merck has announced it will lay off 8,500...
Merger to Form Telecom Giant ; Fusion of Market Leaders in Portugal and Brazil Seen Headed for Approval
The companies said they would have 100 million telecommunication subscribers combined.Portugal Telecom and Oi of Brazil on Wednesday announced plans to merge, creating the largest telecommunications company in the Portuguese-speaking world.The new company...
Middle Way? Not for Republican Hard-Liners
The Republican leadership has been vexed by an ungovernable conservative group that has defied the party's leadership, rallied others to its cause and worn its gadfly status proudly.They have had their fleeting moments on cable television. Their closed-door...
Netanyahu Dismisses the Iranian Overture
The Israeli leader has legitimate reasons to be wary, but Tehran still deserves a chance to prove itself.During an aggressive speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used sarcasm and combative words to portray...
New York Plans to Sue Wells Fargo
The bank, the largest mortgage lender in America, is accused of violating terms of a national settlement on abuses in home lending.Fielding complaints from borrowers struggling to save their homes, New York State's top prosecutor is preparing a lawsuit against...
Numbers Crunched -- Edge Goes to the Broncos
It's still early in the National Football League's season, but looking at the numbers, the Denver Broncos are front-runners to take the Super Bowl.Twenty months ago, Eli Manning and the New York Giants won the Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis,...
N.Y. Film Festival Lightens Up ; This Year Comedies Are Mixed in with the More Serious Movies
The New York Film Festival, now in its 51st year, has expanded and developed to include mainstream entertainment, a possibility once deemed unthinkable.A Ben Stiller comedy in the New York Film Festival? Well, why not? Four years ago, amid complaints...
Path to Postseason Winds through Some of Smallest Markets ; Playoff Field Features More Teams from Bottom 10 in Payroll Than Top 10
Among the teams who qualified for the 2013 postseason, more came from the bottom 10 in payroll than from the top 10.From his crouch behind the plate at PNC Park, Russell Martin called for the first pitch of the baseball postseason. On Wednesday, about...
Politics Gets Personal in Labour-Tory Broadsides
David Cameron delivered a blistering attack on the leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, but it was nothing compared with the Conservative-leaning Daily Mail's description of Mr. Miliband's late father.Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a blistering...
Pope Assails Church Bureaucracy as Insular ; He Also Calls Past Leaders 'Narcissists' in Interview before Cabinet Meeting
As he began a meeting with his cabinet, he said in another revealing interview that the heads of the church had often been "narcissists."As Pope Francis convened a closed meeting this week with eight cardinals he appointed to overhaul the Vatican, he...
Royal Ballet's 'Quixote' Quandary ; New Production by Cuban-Born Carlos Acosta Opens the Season
A new production by the Cuban-born Carlos Acosta opens the season."Don Quixote" is a ubiquitous staple of the big ballet company repertory, a reliable box office draw with its friendly Spanish setting, happy ending and firecracker divertissements that...
Saint Laurent's Hip Heritage
"It started with the shoes -- the silhouette was defined by the shoes," said the designer Hedi Slimane.The shoes pointed forward with their arrow toes streamlining from a low, curving heel -- as fine a piece of geometry as the lines of a light installation...
Shifting Tack, Tesco Finds Local Partner for China
The British retailer will abandon its solo effort in China and form a partnership with China Resources Enterprise, a state-run company.Nine years after it first tried to crack the Chinese market, Tesco, the giant British grocery store chain, said Wednesday...
Slower Growth Forecasts in Asia ; Chilly Investment Climate Hits Developing Countries as Cash Flows Elsewhere
The Asian Development Bank now expects developing Asia to grow 6 percent this year and 6.2 percent in 2014, down from earlier forecasts of 6.6 percent and 6.7 percent.The Asian Development Bank lowered its growth forecasts for emerging nations in the...
Stuck in Limbo, Losing Hope ; Uncertainty and Delays on Cleanup Embitter Fukushima Evacuees
The people of Namie and other evacuated towns are left with few good choices. They can either continue to live in temporary housing or build a new life elsewhere.Every month, Hiroko Watabe, 74, returns for a few hours to her abandoned house near the...
That's Not Amore
You'd think the last government shutdown would have taught Boehner something.John Boehner wakes up in his English basement apartment on Capitol Hill, his head still in a merlot fog.It's a glorious autumn morning, but Boehner doesn't want to open his...
Timing of U.S. Holiday Takes Bite out of Car Sales
The U.S. holiday weekend of Labor Day split across two months, which along with weaker demand led to a 4.2 percent decrease from the previous year in sales for automakers.Sales of new cars and trucks cooled considerably in September, as fewer selling...
Tom Clancy, 66, Thriller Writer Who Found Global Fame
Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fueled military novels made him one of the world's best-selling and best-known authors, has died in a hospital in Baltimore. He was 66.Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fueled military novels made him one of...
U.S. and South Korea Outline Defense Strategy against North
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with his South Korean counterpart to forge a new agreement on coordinating efforts to counter North Korea's nuclear weapons threat.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the United States had devised a strategy...
What's Behind the Mess at J.C. Penney?
Shareholder activism and board control have many benefits, but too often, many people are trying to steer the company.The latest events at J.C. Penney provide a hard lesson: With today's public company, it is sometimes difficult to be sure who is in...
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