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 June 11, 2012

17 Die in Fighting Reported by Syrian Activists ; Children and Women among Victims in Dara'a, as Tanks Fire in Damascus
Women and children are among the dead in Dara'a, a city near the border with Jordan, where the uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad began in March last year.Activists have reported new violence in southwest Syria, saying that...
Algorithms That Can Cope with Essays
A competition to see how well algorithms could predict students' test scores assigned by human graders showed that the predictive algorithms were eerily accurate.As a professor and a parent, I have long dreamed of finding a software program that helps...
Another Year, Another Shot at Title for Miami's Big 3 ; James Leads the Charge as Heat Oust Celtics, Who May Break Up Their Core
LeBron James played all 48 minutes as the Heat beat the Boston Celtics, 101-88, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.The rally was brash and ostentatious. Three towering figures rose above the fray, declaring their supremacy in bold, broad strokes. The...
An Outfielder Improves His Hitting, Conditioning and Spirits
Refocused on his career as a Giant, Melky Cabrera has the highest batting average in the National League.Several San Francisco Giants veterans, including Barry Zito, Aubrey Huff and Ryan Theriot, were sitting by their lockers at AT&T Park last weekend...
Assad's Response to Syria Violence Splits His Sect ; Some Alawites Speak out against the President, but Doing So Carries Risk
Some Alawites are frustrated that security forces have not crushed the opposition, while others say President Bashar al-Assad is risking the sect's future by pushing it to the brink of civil war.After Jaber Abboud, a baker from Baniyas, Syria, first...
As They Add Members, Elite Passenger Programs Are Losing Their Cachet
Elite status in an airline loyalty program used to be something of an exclusive club, but these days there are so many elite fliers that their advantages are harder to gauge, especially in the United States.A steady rain was soaking the windows of La...
Bank Fees Increase Load on Taxpayers
If you think it is costly to refinance a home mortgage, try refinancing a derivatives-laced municipal bond. The price, in the form of a termination fee, can be enormous, as many cities and states are learning.CORRECTION APPENDED Like millions...
Banks Living on Borrowed Money -- and Time ; Too Many E.U. Lenders Remain Dependent on Day-to-Day Financing
The intervention in Spain will do little to address the problem that plagues European financial institutions: a longstanding addiction to outside loans that provide day-to-day financing.Europe may have sidestepped its latest catastrophe. But the intervention...
Career Grand Slam Completes a Comeback ; Sharapova Dismantles Errani to Win Her First French Open Singles Title
Four years after shoulder problems nearly forced her to retire, Maria Sharapova dismantled Sara Errani and won the only Grand Slam title that had eluded her.Ever since shoulder surgery nearly forced Maria Sharapova into early retirement, she has occupied...
China Data Dim Hopes for Global Recovery ; May Trade Figures Exceed Forecasts, but Factory and Retail Numbers Stagnate
Trade figures for May outpaced expectations, but factory output and retail sales stagnated by comparison with the same period a year earlier.Inflation slowed and exports surged in China last month, but the country's huge domestic economy -- widely seen...
Crucial Goal in Euro 2012 Rewards German Coach's Faith ; an Unexpected Starter, Gomez Sends Portugal to Defeat in First Group Game
Germany took a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Portugal in its opening match of Euro 2012 with a late goal by Mario Gomez, who made an unexpected start.It was the 72nd minute of a game that had grown increasingly frustrating and unproductive. Mario Gomez...
Deny the Money
House Republicans propose gutting the agencies designed to prevent economic meltdowns like the Great Recession in 2007.If you wanted to reproduce the conditions that led to the Great Recession in 2007, the easiest way would be the plan unveiled last week...
Doors Swing Open to Hackers ; A Bare-Bones Approach to Data Security Creates Dangerous Opportunities
The theft of members' passwords from the social network LinkedIn is the latest event to show how companies gamble on their own computer security.LinkedIn is a data company that did not protect its data. Last week, hackers exploited weak security on the...
Emergency Declared in a Myanmar State
Myanmar on Sunday declared a state of emergency in a western state where at least 17 people have been killed this month in sectarian attacks.Myanmar on Sunday declared a state of emergency in a western state where at least 17 people have been killed...
Ethiopian-Israelis Struggle for Acceptance ; Younger Generation Acts to Fight Unofficial but Hurtful Discrimination
The children of Ethiopian immigrants to Israel are protesting unofficial but hurtful racism and discrimination.Yetmwork Makurya, 35, had tears in her eyes as she spoke of her attachment to Israel. When she arrived as a teenager in 1991 on a secret overnight...
European Teams Undone by Southern Intensity ; Wales Extends Its Streak of Losses in Australia as England and Ireland Fall
Wales, the Six Nations champion, was given the best chance of winning in the Southern Hemisphere. But it lost to Australia, 27- 19, continuing a streak of losses on Australian soil that began in 1969.Matching the pace and intensity of Southern Hemisphere heavyweights...
Europe Needs a German Marshall Plan
Berlin must rescue the euro project. It's a matter of historical vision, not bookkeeping.European leaders seemed to understand, at least until recently, that even a partial breakdown of the euro zone would have a devastating economic and political impact...
Facebook Meets Reality
The Facebook Revolution in the Arab world hasn't been able to carry out the hard work of democracy.I had just finished a panel discussion on Turkey and the Arab Spring at a regional conference here, and, as I was leaving, a young Egyptian woman approached...
Fear, Luck and Routine in War's 11th Hour ; for U.S. Troops Stationed in Afghanistan, Conflict Is Still a Day- To-Day Reality
Ten years after coalition forces routed insurgents from isolated valleys, they are still coming down from Pakistan and using the plain around Rahman Khel as a transit route to fighting farther west.Lt. Col. Shawn Daniel, standing in the middle of this...
France Repeals Measure Limiting Students' Stay
France's new government has repealed a controversial directive that would have limited the chances for foreign students to stay in the country after their studies.France repeals measure limiting students' stay The new government of France has repealed...
Good Feedback and Doing the Hard Things
Laura Yecies is chief executive of SugarSync, an online storage service based in San Mateo, California.Laura Yecies is chief executive of SugarSync, an online storage service based in San Mateo, California.Q. Tell me how your leadership style has...
Gulf Youths Struggling with Their Native Tongue ; Schools Address Ubiquity of English by Offering Classes in Modern Arabic
The rise of English as the lingua franca throughout the Arab world has created a surprising problem for U.S. universities with satellite campuses in the Gulf: How to imrpove local students' Arabic.At Northwestern University in Qatar the administration...
In Battle with Android Phones, Apps Are Apple's Strong Suit
Android leads in handset sales, but Apple has the allegiance of developers, who make apps first, and sometimes only, for iPhones because they find it easier to create software for Apple devices.Smartphones running the Android operating system by Google outsell...
In Kenya, Security Chief Dies in Crash of Helicopter ; No Evidence of Foul Play in Event That Also Killed Assistant and 3 Others
A top Kenyan official was killed Sunday when the helicopter he was riding in plunged into a forest west of Nairobi, Kenya's capital. The authorities said there was no evidence yet of foul play.A top Kenyan official, who grew up chasing cows in the Great...
In Pakistan, He's Seen It All ; English Schoolmaster, 94, Retiring after Career Dating from the Nation's Inception
Geoffrey D. Langlands, who founded a top school in a remote mountain district of Pakistan, has had a front-row seat on the country's many dramas since he arrived amid its chaotic birth, 65 years ago.CORRECTION APPENDED During a grand gathering...
Internet Takeover Plot? No Way, U.N. Says ; despite Alarming Rumors, Plans to Revise Treaty Leave Core Functions as Is
In the blogosphere, many conspiracy theorists fear that China, Russia or some other country is plotting to win control of the Internet. The problem is, there is no evidence of such a takeover.This just in from Geneva: The United Nations has no plans...
Japan's Forgotten American Isle ; History of Pirate Raids and Turmoil Lingers, but Descendants Dwindling
On a remote Japanese island, a 25-hour ferry ride from Tokyo, the descendants of a group of 19th-century American sailors and their Polynesian wives have a tenuous hold on their odd heritage.Every morning, as the sun rises over this remote Pacific island and...
Latinos Hesitate to Assert Their Voting Power in the U.S
Latinos are not voting in numbers that fully reflect their potential strength, leaving Hispanic leaders frustrated and Democrats worried as they increase efforts to rally Latino support.The rapidly growing Latino population is one of the most powerful forces...
Lights, Camera, a Collector's Obsession ; Basel Show and Book Chart Modern Evolution of All Things Illuminated
Didier Krzentowski, the owner of the Parisian design gallery Galerie kreo, has made modern lighting his passion, as a show at Design Miami/Basel and a new book will attest.Why do people take so much trouble to collect particular objects? Competitiveness?...
Old Italian School Turns Classroom over to English ; the Politecnico Di Milan to Give Graduate Students a More Global Perspective
Starting with the 2014-15 school year, all graduate-level courses will be taught in English in an attempt to provide cross-cultural training.Although it is not as old as the University of Bologna, founded in 1088, nor quite as highly regarded, the 148-year-old...
Old World Complexity in the American Marketplace of Ideas
No reader of Norman Manea's novel "The Lair" -- first published in Romanian a few years ago -- will accuse him of dealing with easy issues or making concessions to the marketplace.The Lair. By Norman Manea. Translated by Oana Sanziana Marian. 323 pages....
Pacquiao Finds out Bigger Is Not Always Better ; Fighting as Welterweight, He Looks Slow and Loses His First Bout since 2005
Timothy Bradley won a split decision against Manny Pacquiao, who looked slow and sluggish in the welterweight fight in Las Vegas.Timothy Bradley talked about timing.It was his time. It was his fight, too.Bradley (29-0) scored a stunning and controversial...
Past and Future Hover over Hospital's Fate ; U.S. Medical Center in Germany Is to Be Closed and Relocated
A debate is simmering over how large a new facility should be built. Indeed, the underlying question is what kinds of missions the military should be prepared to undertake in the future.As the Pentagon and Congress argue over shrinking the military to fit...
Poppy Chic
With father and son presidents, pragmatism beats swagger in history's rearview mirror.I flew down to Houston last year to have lunch with George Herbert Walker Bush. "Did you come because you think I'm going to die?" he asked me with a wry smile. Not...
Russian Match More Than a Game for Poland ; Centuries of Bad Blood Seeps into a Key Battle of the Euro Championship
Centuries of enmity have defined the relationship between Poland and Russia, a history filled with war, conquest and occupation.Poland is enjoying its turn on the European stage, co-hosting the prestigious European soccer championship, which the country's leaders...
Spanish Bank Aid Won't End the Pain ; Prime Minister Says He Wasn't Pressured to Take EUR 100 Billion Rescue
The deal -- worth as much as $125 billion -- came amid growing fears that instability in Spain could drag down an already sputtering world economy.The Spanish prime minister on Sunday called his country's banking rescue by Europe a victory for the euro...
The Euro's 11th Hour
European leaders have embraced ideas that simply won't do the job.With each passing day, the noose around the neck of the euro zone grows tighter, with no indication that European leaders share any coherent vision for avoiding the hangman.Instead of...
The High Price of Early Benefits ; Out-of-Work Americans Forced to Seek Retirement Funds Earlier Than Desired
The recession has forced many older people who are out of work to draw Social Security much sooner than they had planned, at a steep price.This retirement oasis in the desert has long beckoned those who want to spin out their golden years playing golf...
The Legal Fog between War and Peace
The age of terrorism requires a third way between the longstanding models of war and peace.For all the heated back and forth over the acceleration of America's targeted killings campaign, which took out Abu Yahya al- Libi, the No. 2 man in Al Qaeda,...
Tracking Leaks Is Difficult, Prosecution Is Harder Still
There has been only one successful trial in the United States of an accused leaker, an intelligence analyst who gave satellite images of a Soviet shipbuilding facility to a defense publication in 1984.Anger over leaks of government secrets and calls...
Use of 'Study Drugs' Rises in High Schools
At high schools across the United States, academic pressure and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse prescription stimulants.He steered into the high school parking lot, clicked off the ignition and scanned the scraps...
Using Undictionaried Words
Why limit your word arsenal just to the words that have already been used when you can stake out a claim to a word that's new?There are lots of ways that writers use dictionaries, from the expected (checking spelling) to the unconventional (bibliomancy)...
When News Gives Way to a Personal Agenda
The U-T San Diego, a daily newspaper bought by the local developer and hotelier Douglas F. Manchester, often seems like a brochure for his various interests, promoting political allies who share its ideasThere is a growing worry that the falling value...
Worries Grow as Election Nears in Greece ; If Voters Renege on Terms of Bailout, Euro Zone as a Whole Is Threatened
Far harder to calculate than a Spanish banking rescue are the costs if, after Greek elections, the new government there reneges on the terms of the bailout Athens negotiated with its European lenders.As European finance ministers labored on a plan to...
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