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 January 4, 2013

A Chance to Live in a Postcard-Perfect Stockholm Landmark ; A Rare Offering, the Unit Is on an Upper Floor of an Iconic Hilltop Building
Apartment in iconic hilltop building is listed at 20 million Swedish kronor.The castle-like structure at Bellmansgatan 6, on the island of Sodermalm, is an iconic image of the Swedish capital, often featured prominently on postcards and the illustrated...
A Gym for People Who Dislike the Gym
Planet Fitness, a chain of U.S. fitness clubs, is taking a different approach to draw in members. The gym hands out pizza, charges only $10 monthly and will revoke your membership if you are too hard-core.Commercials for gyms tend to feature actors who...
Al Jazeera Widens U.S. Reach ; Yet Hopes Take Quick Hit as Cable Operator Dumps New Arab-Owned Channel
Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant, has announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated U.S. cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant, has long tried to convince Americans...
An Intimate Look at Peasant Life Gets a New Lease
The English translation of "Raised From the Ground," a politically radical but topical work of fiction, shows the Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago at the top of his game.Raised From the Ground. By Jose Saramago. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa. 363...
As Much of Spain Struggles, Chinese Immigrants Thrive
Chinese immigrants to Spain have managed not only to survive the economic crisis; they are thriving, buying distressed properties and starting businesses.When Jiajia Wang's parents first moved to Barcelona from China in the 1990s, they had no working...
Avis Budget Adds Zipcar in a Play for Short Rentals ; Loyal 'Zipsters' Worry That Corporate Giant May Destroy Communal Feel
Avis Budget Group is aiming to be more competitive against Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the hourly rental business. Loyal users of Zipcar, though, worry that Zipcar's sale will tarnish its communal cachet.Last year, Lane Becker and his wife, Courtney...
A Winding Path Grows Even More Twisted
Demba Ba's career has taken him from France to Belgium to Germany to England, and now it seems he will head to Chelsea, even if his new coach won't say so.The January buying and selling of players among European clubs can sometimes be as clear as horse-trading...
Bad Feelings Linger as New Congress Takes Office ; Boehner Barely Re-Elected as Speaker of the House with Showdowns Looming
Proclaiming a desire for comity and cooperation that has been sorely missing in recent years, the members of the new U.S. Congress took their seats and promptly showed their divisions.Proclaiming a desire for comity and cooperation that have been sorely...
Blame Game Obscures Lax Tax Collection in Greece
A scandal reignited last week when a former finance minister was accused of scrubbing his relatives' names from a computer memory stick identifying thousands of Greeks suspected of tax evasion.Even as Greece's tax scandal has become politically embarrassing for...
Buffeted by Crises, Toyota Starts to Recover ; Automaker Embraces Bold Change as It Moves Past Recalls and Lawsuits
The Japanese automaker could be on track to post the kind of growth promised before a handful of expensive crises, analysts say.The pink Toyota Crown sedan that took center stage at a holiday event here last week was meant to shock, and it did.The Crown,...
By Presidential Decree, Depardieu Becomes a Russian Citizen ; Putin Keeps His Promise to French Actor, Caught Up in Tax Dispute at Home
A spokesman for President Vladimir V. Putin said Thursday that the French actor had been granted citizenship in honor of his cultural achievements.At the time, it seemed like a joke. President Vladimir V. Putin, at his annual news conference before more...
Charges Filed in India Rape Death ; 5 Could Face Execution; Case Led to Protests That Police Harshly Suppressed
A court official announced that beyond rape and murder, the charges include destruction of evidence and the attempted murder of the woman's companion.Rape, murder and other charges were filed on Thursday against five men suspected of carrying out the...
Chicago's Great Homicide Divide ; as Killings Increase 16%, Violence in City Is Mostly Confined to Certain Areas
The overall rise in killings in the city blurs another truth: The homicides have mostly taken place in neighborhoods west and south of Chicago's gleaming downtown towers.This city's 471st homicide of 2012 happened in the middle of the day, in the middle...
Clinton Released from Hospital
The secretary of state, who was being treated for a blood clot in her head, will very likely need close monitoring to make sure her doses of blood thinners are correct and that the clot is not growing.Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose globe-trotting tour...
Deferring Six Figures for a Teacher's Salary
With fewer companies hiring on Wall Street, there has been a surge in applications to Teach for America, a nonprofit group that recruits recent graduates to teach in schools in poor areas.Four years after the financial crisis, Wall Street hiring has remained...
Depardieu Gets Russian Passport as Putin Keeps Pledge ; Decree Is Signed to Give French Actor Citizenship; 'Good Relations' Are Cited
President Vladimir V. Putin had joked last month that if the French actor wanted to renounce his citizenship, Russia would open its doors. On Thursday, the doors swung open.At the time, it seemed like a joke. President Vladimir V. Putin, at his annual...
'Downton Abbey,' a Hit in Any Language ; Series' Soapy Melange of Romance and Class Takes the World by Storm
The British TV series' soapy melange of romance and class tensions takes the world by storm.Not long ago the actor Jim Carter replaced the crisp butler's uniform he wears on "Downton Abbey" with a snug Lycra ensemble for a getting-away-from-it-all cycling...
Drugs and Guns? Click Here
On the Internet in China, you can easily purchase meth, cocaine and other drugs, but news media sites are blocked. That's some backward policy.Want to buy illegal drugs in China? No problem -- just go to the wild and woolly Internet here and order a...
Ebb in Loans in Euro Zone Spurs Talk of Rate Cut
The E.C.B. report could fuel expectations of an interest rate cut when the European Central Bank meets next week.Bank lending to companies in the euro zone continued to slump in November, according to official data published Thursday that could encourage...
Fiscal Pact Includes Generous Deal for Influential Industries
While taxes are expected to increase for most Americans, some corporations were more fortunate. A bevy of tax breaks and credits that had been scheduled to expire at the end of 2012 will be extended.Nearly $250 million for Hollywood. More than $330 million...
For Democrats, Victory Has a Limited Shelf Life ; Failure to Make Bargain on Grand Scale Imperils Gains of Current Deal
The fiscal bill just passed by Congress supported parts of the Obama agenda on issues like economic inequality. But whether Democrats made net gains won't be known until the debt ceiling fight is over.The deal significantly raises taxes on the rich,...
Gold in the Hills of Switzerland ; Wine and Mining Make Island of Prosperity amid Slump in Nearby Regions
Gold mining and winemaking in Mendrisio, Switzerland, are feeding a prosperity that contrasts sharply with the slump in surrounding regions, most notably northern Italy.The Swiss like to think their country is to gold what Bordeaux is to wine. Thanks...
Grass-Roots Tactics on AIDS ; Activists Hope Program in Southern China Will Be Replicated Nationally
Civil society activists hope the model taking shape in Guangdong will be replicated nationally, not just in the fight against disease but also on issues like poverty, mental health and the environment.As he waited to give blood for an H.I.V. test one...
Green Bay Hopes to Shut Down Its Top Tormenter ; Minnesota's Peterson Has Rushed for 205 Yards a Game against Packers
Adrian Peterson has averaged more than 200 yards rushing per game against Green Bay this season, which will try to stop him again when it takes on the Vikings in their playoff game Saturday.The tape was painful to watch. There was Adrian Peterson, strong and...
Hezbollah Calls for Solution in Syria ; Lebanon Needs to Take a More Active Role and Open Border, Chief Says
Lebanon needs to take a more active role and open its border to refugees, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, said.Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, urged the Lebanese government on Thursday to take a more active role in finding a political...
How to Bolster the Real Estate Market ; Villagers Buy Shares to Keep Their Pub and Offer Affordable Housing
Villagers buy shares to reopen their pub and manage an affordable housing program.Surrounded by lush, upland pastures and centuries-old dry stone walls typical of the English county of Cumbria, the small village of Crosby Ravensworth, home to some 300...
How to Halt the Terrorist Money Train
Step 1: Make bankers stop laundering dirty cash.Last month, HSBC admitted in court pleadings that it had allowed big Mexican and Colombian drug cartels to launder at least $881 million. The bank also admitted to using various schemes to move hundreds...
In U.S., Time to Rethink Tax System
U.S. government taxes, relative to the size of the economy, are significantly lower than they were after President Ronald Reagan cut taxes.Will the United States follow the European path in 2013?Let's hope so.A year ago, the world's markets were watching...
K2 Intelligence Buys Construction Monitor ; Deal Gives Investigator Ability to Expand Its Services outside the U.S
In acquiring Thacher, K2 adds a profitable niche in providing oversight to big real estate developments and the ability to expand its business outside the United States.K2 Intelligence, the investigative company started by Jules and Jeremy Kroll, has...
Looking Forward
Wasn't the 112th Congress something else? Well, don't worry, people. The next one won't entirely be more of the same.Right now you are probably asking yourself: Will the new Congress being sworn in this week work any better than the last one? There's...
More Battles Ahead
The unwillingness of House Republicans to work for the common good suggests that the 113th Congress will be bitterly unproductive.Republicans won more in the fiscal-cliff deal than they had any right to expect. Permanent tax cuts for the middle class...
Mubarak Guided Response to Protests, Report Asserts ; Emerging View of Actions during Violence Seems to Undercut Earlier Accounts
Results of a commission's study have not been made public, but panel members speaking to the news media said that the former leader had full knowledge of the violent tactics used against civilians in 2011.Sitting in his palace in early 2011, as protests...
Myanmar's Military Uses Air Power against Rebels
The Myanmar News Agency said the military had used aircraft to clear Kachin rebels from a hilltop not far from the Chinese border.Myanmar has admitted to using aircraft to attack rebels near its border with China, a development that the United States...
My Last Day in Congress
What has changed is the disappearance of the spirit of cooperation.It's my last full day as a member of the Congress, and I have it all under control -- I think. I'm fulfilled and grateful to have been able to pay back a small portion for the good things...
New Year Gets off to a Sour Start in Italian Match ; Faced with Racist Chants, Boateng and A.C. Milan Teammates Walk off Field
Faced with racist chants, Kevin-Prince Boateng and his A.C. Milan teammates walk off the field on Thursday during a friendly match in Busto Arizio.The new year is three days old. It is a cold, crisp, sunny afternoon in Busto Arizio in northern Italy...
Northeast Republicans Lash out at Own Party ; U.S. House Leadership Blocked Measure to Provide Hurricane Relief
The fury followed the decision by lawmakers to block a measure that sought to provide billions of dollars in aid to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other states pummeled by Hurricane Sandy.This is the kind of moment that, in today's hyper-choreographed political...
Obama Acts to Override Restrictions on Detainees ; He Signs Bill but Asserts Power to Bypass Curbs on Military Prison Transfers
The president signed a defense bill that limits the transfer of detainees from military prisons in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. But he attached a statement asserting that he has the constitutional power to lawfully override such limits in the law.President...
Oil Giant Loses Its Touch with Company Town ; A California City Built around a Refinery Grows Wary of Owner's Motives
In a San Francisco Bay-area city that grew up around one of its refineries, oil giant Chevron is facing increasing scrutiny and even hostility from a rapidly changing local population.The Chevron refinery's massive oil storage tanks sit on the hills overlooking...
Out of Spotlight, Notre Dame Coach Honed Craft ; Kelly Developed System and Won 2 National Titles at Division II University
Brian Kelly started as a low-paid gofer at Grand Valley State University in 1987, but by the time he left after the 2003 season, he had developed the system that he now uses at Notre Dame.Before Brian Kelly restored the luster to the University of Notre Dame,...
Patti Page, 85, Singer of 1950s Pop Hits
Ms. Page, a honey-voiced alto, was known for hits like "Tennessee Waltz," "Old Cape Cod" and "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window."Patti Page, the apple-cheeked, honey-voiced alto whose sentimental, soothing, sometimes silly hits like "Tennessee...
Playing by Heart, with or without a Score ; Music from Memory Adds Mystique but Not Necessarily More Beauty
Solo performers are starting to demonstrate that what matters is the quality of the music making, not the means by which an artist renders the performance.It would seem that the filmmaker Michael Haneke, who wrote and directed the wrenching and poignantly...
Putin Orders Overhaul of Parliament Elections ; New Way of Filling Seats in Russia Could Solidify Power of Governing Party
Half of the lower house seats would be filled by votes for parties, the rest by individual candidates, creating an opening for independent campaigns. But experts said it could have the effect of muting opposition.President Vladimir V. Putin has ordered...
Recognizing Work Done by Choice
Germany is struggling with how to pay pensions to Jews who worked voluntarily in the ghettos during World War II.Uri Chanoch has a gift for plain speaking, which brought a welcome reprieve during a highly technical and legalistic meeting of the German...
Regulators Hand Google Big Victory in Search Battle ; but U.S. Trade Panel Orders Company to Share Its Cellphone Technology
The decision sets up a potential conflict with European regulators, who are working with Google to resolve similar concerns with the company's search engine in Europe.The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday handed Google a big victory in its ongoing...
Revisionism in Japan
The new prime minister may revise Japan's apologies regarding World War II, which would inflame tensions in the region.Few relationships are as important to stability in Asia as the one between Japan and South Korea. Yet Japan's new prime minister, Shinzo...
Switzerland Is Neutral, except about Its Firearms ; despite Latest Shootings, Nation Clings to Tradition of Keeping Guns at Hand
Despite latest shootings, including one that left three women dead and two men wounded, the nation clings to tradition of keeping weapons at hand.As much as many Americans, the Swiss love their guns, seeing them as integral to their national traditions...
Tax Deal Hints at Way to Pressure House ; Bipartisan Senate Efforts Would Give the President Leverage in Future Battles
The talks between the White House, Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats to head off a fiscal crisis may point the way forward for President Obama as he prepares his second term.With the close of the contentious 112th Congress on Thursday, the talks...
The Accidental Star at Twilight ; Rediscovered in 'Amour,' Emmanuelle Riva, 85, Shrugs off All the Hoopla
Rediscovered in the critically acclaimed film '"Amour," the French actress Emmanuelle Riva, 85, shrugs off all the hoopla.The actress Emmanuelle Riva, a symbol of the French New Wave and now an octogenarian, wasn't giving much thought to success or even finding...
The Real Arab Demand
The core of the Arab Awakening is as explosive as it is straightforward: a demand for legitimate government.Two years in the life of the Arab Awakening already feels like an exhausted century, with the pendulum swinging from exuberance to extreme fear....
Unlocking the Minds of Our Future Selves ; Underestimating Extent of Personality Changes Just Comes Naturally
Predicting the future requires more work than simply recalling the past, according to a new study which tracked how individuals' perceptions of themselves changed over time.When we remember our past selves, they seem quite different. We know how much...
Updated Apps Have Facebook Looking More like Itself on Smartphones
Facebook created new versions of its official apps for Android and Apple phones and revamped its mobile-optimized Web site, m.facebook.com, which works for most other smartphones.The only thing constant about Facebook is that it keeps changing. Just...
U.S. Drone Attack Kills a Top Pakistani Militant
The death of Maulvi Nazir, whose loyalists regularly joined attacks on U.S. forces across the porous border with Afghanistan, was seen as a serious blow to Taliban fighters.A U.S. drone strike has killed a top Pakistani militant commander in a northwestern...
U.S. General Gives Options for Post-2014 Afghanistan ; after NATO Effort Ends, Plans Would Keep 6,000 to 20,000 Troops There
Gen. John R. Allen offered Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta three plans with different troop levels - 6,000, 10,000 and 20,000 - for after the NATO combat mission officially ends.Gen. John R. Allen, the senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has submitted...
U.S. General Offers Plans for Post-2014 Afghan Stay ; Pentagon Would Deploy 6,000 to 20,000 Troops after Year-End Deadline
The Pentagon would deploy 6,000 to 20,000 troops after 2014, according to military officials.Gen. John R. Allen, the senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has submitted options to the Pentagon that would keep 6,000 to 20,000 American troops in Afghanistan...
Warming Sign? Canadian Rinks Unfit for Hockey
The vast, northernmost reaches of Canada are struggling with a climate change that is forcing the local towns to use refrigeration systems to keep the ice cold at hockey arenas.Winter has come to the vast, northernmost reaches of Canada, the sparsely...
Washington Braces for Clash over Debt Limit ; Testing Obama's Resolve, Republicans Set Cuts in Spending as Precondition
President Barack Obama insists that he will not enter negotiations with Republicans over raising the country's borrowing limit, but some observers say he may be forced to do just that.With the resolution of the year-end fiscal crisis less than two days...
Watchdog Disputes Energy Drink's 'No Crash' Claim
An advertising monitor has said that it told the distributor of 5- Hour Energy five years ago that the claim was unfounded and urged it then to stop making it.The distributor of the top-selling energy "shot," 5-Hour Energy, has long claimed on product...
With U.S. Tax Deal Comes a Sigh of Relief ; Fiscal Growth Set to Slow, but Many Americans Are Glad Uncertainty Is Over
With the end of the payroll tax holiday in the United States, economic growth is expected to slow. Congress's deal will raise taxes for most Americans, but at least now they know what they will owe.Even though Congress's last-minute deal means higher...
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