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 3, 2013

A Nest of Rogues in Boston
The heroine of B.A. Shapiro's "The Art Forger" gets entangled in the world of art forgery.The Art Forger. By B.A. Shapiro. 360 pages. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. $23.95.Isabella Stewart Gardner was decidedly eccentric. She walked lions, not dogs;...
Asian-Style Success in Spain ; Tight-Knit Families Serve as Backstop and Bank for Chinese Immigrants
Chinese immigrants to Spain have managed not only to survive the economic crisis; they are thriving, buying distressed properties and starting businesses. They credit hard work and a culture that emphasizes family ties and interdependence.When Jiajia...
Beate Gordon, 89, Quiet Feminist Hero
Beate Sirota Gordon, who at 22 almost single-handedly wrote women's rights into the Constitution of modern Japan, died Sunday at her home in New York.Beate Sirota Gordon, the daughter of Russian Jewish parents who at 22 almost single-handedly wrote women's...
Blinded by Celebrity Investors' Auras
When high-flying investors like William A. Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management make short bets, the market tends to react with fear instead of coldly assessing the facts.It's good to be a rock star investor these days, particularly if you are...
Canada's Rinks Face Nature's Warm Embrace
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...
Chief Wants to 'Wind Down' Agency Chasing Marcos Cash
The head of the Presidential Commission on Good Government has recommended that the panel be phased out, and its job of finding lost Ferdinand Marcos funds be given to the Department of Justice.A commission that has been pursuing the wealth of the late...
Citing Safety to Stall Generic Drugs
In hopes of delaying the move to generics, the makers of OxyContin and Opana have introduced versions that are more resistant to crushing or melting, techniques used by those who abuse the painkillers.Public officials have long urged makers of powerful...
City Setting, but Village Mentalities
The protest movement that has sprung up in Delhi after a brutal rape in December is largely a lament of the city against a nation that has attributed attacks on women to the women's own modernity.India is essentially a village, and because it is a village...
Cover Cursing Is Now in Vogue
The long-running debate in women's magazines - how frank can they be? - seems to have shifted.Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine, was searching for the best way to draw readers' attention to an article in the November 2011 issue about how...
Drawing Lessons from an Earlier Afghanistan Pullout ; Soviet Union's Dilemma Seems to Mirror Choices Now Facing U.S. Leaders
Though the withdrawal is now seen as a humiliating episode for the Soviet Union, scholars say that continuing military aid to the Afghan regime proved to be a successful tactic.The young president who ascended to office as a change agent decides to end...
East Coast Leaders Vent Rage at House ; Lawmakers Say Refusal to Vote on Hurricane Aid Package Is 'A Disgrace'
Elected officials from New Jersey and New York cried betrayal on Wednesday after the U.S. House refused to take up a federal aid package for states that suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy.Elected officials from New Jersey and New York erupted with outrage...
Egypt Tinkers with Exchange System in Bid to Level Economy ; Central Bank Attempts to Brake Speculation as Pound Spirals Down
The Egyptian central bank is controlling the release and auction of U.S. dollars in an effort to stem currency speculation that is hurting the economy.Two years into Egypt's economic malaise, the country's central bank introduced a new foreign exchange...
Farms Flush Game, Hunters Take Flight ; U.S. Wildlife Officials Say Revenue Is Lost as Habitat Falls to Plow in Hard Times
Once king of Iowa's nearly half-a-billion-dollar hunting industry, the pheasant is vanishing from the state, and the loss is both economic and cultural.Mike Wilson glared dejectedly through the mist on his silver- frame glasses at the soggy field of...
France's Less Joyous New Year's Tradition ; the Government Resumes Its Yearly Announcement of Holiday Car Burnings
The government resumes its yearly announcement of the number of holiday car torchings.Many of France's New Year's traditions, including Champagne, oysters and foie gras, are popular well beyond the country's borders. But there is another -- car burning...
'Game Changer' in Afghanistan as Soldiers Reach out to Taliban
Many senior coalition and Afghan officials are now concluding that after nearly 12 years of war, the view of foreigners held by many Afghans has come to mirror that of the Taliban.It was only after the young Afghan soldier's hatred of Americans had grown...
Germany's Downward Trend
Economic growth projections by the O.E.C.D. put Germany well behind the U.S., Britain and much of Asia.The newspaper headline said: "German Economy to Become a Midget." Sure, and Elvis is alive and well in Berchtesgaden, learning to yodel and secretly...
Glass as a Lens for History ; Tiffany Fulfilled a Need for Glossy Beauty as U.S. Churches Were Booming
The Museum of Biblical Art shows how Tiffany Studios fulfilled a rising need for beauty in houses of worship in the late 1800s and early 1900s.In 1880, according to a frequently cited report, 4,000 churches were under construction in the United States....
Haiti's Long Road to Recovery
Three years after the earthquake, recovery is distant and progress slow.On the eve of the third anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the impoverished island country remains in a fragile state. Billions of dollars in aid...
Hard to Go Wrong When Picking Best in N.F.L. This Year ; Manning and Peterson Both Excelled after Returning from Injuries
Adrian Peterson should get the Offensive Player of the Year award, but Peyton Manning was the Most Valuable Player.The week between the end of the regular season in the National Football League and the first round of the playoffs is usually reserved...
Iraqi Firebrand Supports Protests against Premier
Moktada al-Sadr, a populist Shiite leader, directed his remarks at Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, who has taken recent steps that suggested he was asserting greater control over the government.A populist Shiite leader in Iraq, Moktada al-Sadr,...
Jihadi Group Says It Stands with Other Syrian Rebels ; Nusra Front Has Won Respect in Battle, but Its Extremism Worries Many
The Nusra Front's extremist views, tactics and calls for an Islamic state have put it at odds with the leadership of the Free Syrian Army, but it has also proven itself as a formidable force in multiple actions.The Nusra Front, Syria's largest and most...
Lobbying's Luster May Wear Thin for Tech Giants
Last year, the industry was able to delay laws on online privacy and tracking with an unusual burst of lobbying. But calls for legislation are likely to pick up again this year.The technology industry lobbied hard in Washington in 2012, and despite some...
Making Criminals Pay Means More Than Jail ; Sometimes, U.S. Attorney Sets the Price in Things like Dinosaur Skeletons
A U.S. attorney's office in New York recovered $3 billion worth of assets last year that were tied to illegal activities. Much goes to victims, but leftover money would finance the office's annual budget, 60 times over.The U.S. government runs a multibillion-dollar...
Markets Rise after 'Fiscal Cliff' Plunge Is Avoided ; While U.S. Deal Averts a Crisis, Analysts Say, Issues Remain Unresolved
Market relief was likely to be short-lived, analysts said, as Washington has yet to tackle other important issues like spending cuts and the debt ceiling.Global stocks kicked off the 2013 trading year with a strong start Wednesday, as investors welcomed...
Markets Uncertain, Even with a U.S. Deal ; Problems like Reductions in Spending and Limits to Borrowing Await Solution
Spending cuts of $110 billion were delayed for two months, and politicians have not come up with a long-term solution that would allow the government to get past borrowing limits reached at the end of 2012.With the approval of a fiscal agreement by the...
MTV Raises Hackles over Appalachia Stereotypes
The MTV series "Buckwild" has aroused anger over what some consider the exploitation of broad cultural stereotypes.Even though it has yet to be broadcast, a reality television series set in America's Appalachia region has created a stir for its portrait...
New York Restaurateurs Offer Bites of the Big Apple for Global Export
As the economy in the United States sputters, New York restaurateurs are sending their increasingly sought-after brands to the more robust economies of Asia and the Middle East.At Mario Batali's luxe new Lupa in a gleaming tower on Queen's Road in Hong...
Obama Deal Draws Quick Complaints from Liberals ; Compromise Reignites Debate over President's Skills as a Negotiator
President Barack Obama's fiscal deal with Republicans drew a harsh barrage of complaints from activists, labor leaders and liberal economists.For President Barack Obama, the fiscal deal passed by Congress finally ended four years of debate with Republicans...
Overweight -- but Not Obese -- Is Just Right, Study Says
The report on nearly three million people in the United Staets found that those whose body mass index ranked them as overweight had less risk of dying than people of normal weight.A century ago, Elsie Scheel was the perfect woman. So said a 1912 article...
Pain of Austerity Heals Latvia ; Proponents See a Model for Europe; Others Point to a History of Suffering
While they have brought unrest in other European countries, tough economic measures appear to have revived the Latvian economy.When a credit-fueled economic boom turned to bust in this tiny Baltic nation in 2008, Didzis Krumins, who ran a small architectural company,...
Plane, Derided as Dud in WWII, Is Newly Discovered Gem on Ocean Floor
The remains of a Brewster Buffalo, a failure as a fighter in World War II, were found at the bottom of a lagoon in the Pacific, a rare find.In the generally upbeat annals of U.S. military aviation, the plump, snub-nosed little fighter called the Brewster...
Putin Orders an Overhaul of Voting for Parliament
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.A year after protests set off by the...
Republicans Ready for Another Battle ; Beaten on Tax Increase, They're Spoiling to Take on U.S. Borrowing Limit
Although defeated on the tax increase, they are preparing to take on President Barack Obama over the U.S.'s borrowing limit.President Barack Obama's eyes narrowed late Tuesday, just hours after a divided House of Representatives passed legislation to...
Russia's Middle Class Feeds Frenzy for Malls ; Foreign Investors Offer Eye-Popping Sums for Top Retailing Projects
Shopping malls in Russia are booming businesses, drawing investments from international funds and Wall Street banks.Shoppers who find that 250 stores are not enough can go ice skating, watch movies or ride a carousel, all under a single roof.It might...
Science Discounts Energy Drinks' Claims ; Other Than a Caffeine Jolt, Red Bull and Competitors Offer Little to Consumers
The energy drink industry is based on a brew of ingredients that, apart from caffeine, have little, if any benefit for consumers, researchers say.Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry. Their rising global popularity represents...
So Many Snapshots, So Few Voices
We keep lots of images but rarely voices, yet the sound of people we were close to can bring back an extraordinary intimacy.I just got my voice back. At least I'm told it's my voice. A surgeon did a couple of hours' work on one of my vocal cords, removing...
Stanford's Recipe: Flash, Then a Lot of Smash ; Cardinal Win Rose Bowl for First Time since '72 with Powerful Run Game
The Cardinal won the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1972, beating Wisconsin, 20-14.The view was still a sight to behold, as it had been for 99 years: the sun setting on the San Gabriel Mountains in the distance as the Rose Bowl champion was about...
Steel Giant Sells Stake in Iron Mine to Asia Group ; ArcelorMittal Ore Pact Ensures Supply Line to Taiwan and South Korea
The sale of 15 percent of ArcelorMittal Mines Canada to an Asian group for $1.1 billion continues a debt-reduction drive as the company struggles in a weak global economy.The giant steel maker ArcelorMittal agreed Wednesday to sell a 15 percent stake...
Studying Marijuana's Loftier Uses ; Israeli Farm Is at Heart of Debate about Legality and the Plant's Benefits
The plant is illegal in Israel, but the country is at the forefront of research on its medical uses.Among the rows of plants growing at a government-approved medical marijuana farm in the Galilee hills in northern Israel, one strain is said to have the...
Syrian Toll Is Put at over 60,000 ; U.N. Rights Chief's Report Condemns Assad and Faults Security Council
The U.N. High commissioner for human rights condemned President Bashar al-Assad's government for the scale of the carnage and admonished the U.N. Security Council for failing to act.More than 60,000 people have died in Syria's 22-month-old conflict,...
Thais Look to Bad News for Good Fortune ; Nation of Lottery Players Seeks Winning Numbers in Mayhem and Murder
The search for lottery numbers in Thailand can be confusing to outsiders: Calamity can beget good fortune. There is nothing too horrible to be a source of winning numbers.At a bend in a busy Bangkok road stands the Tree of 100 Corpses, a shrine to the...
The Beatles, from Unusual Angles ; Photographer Is Releasing Collection of Rarely Seen Pictures of the Group
The photographer Henry Grossman is releasing "Places I Remember," a book of rare photographs of the Fab Four.When Time magazine first asked Henry Grossman to photograph the Beatles, at their American television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February...
The Dark Side of the Mountains ; French-Swiss Director Defies Stereotypes in 'Sister,' Set in the Alps
The Swiss-French director Ursula Meier discusses her new film, "L'enfant d'en haut," the challenge of directing children and her dissatisfaction with the notion of the Alps as a pristine paradise.Early in her career, the Swiss-French director Ursula...
The Familiar Transformed by the Unexpected
The manipulation and vulnerability of images are the central themes in "Light From the Middle East," a thoughtful and layered photography exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum through April 7.The manipulation and vulnerability of images are the...
The Man Who Said 'Nay'
Michael Bennet risks his status as Democratic Golden Boy to protest America's red ink.Michael Bennet was supposed to be going off a cliff in Vail.But instead of his usual New Year's trip to a ski lodge with his wife and three daughters, the junior senator...
The Next Chernobyl?
The Bushehr nuclear power plant could turn out to be the most dangerous piece of Iran's nuclear puzzle.The showdown over Iran's nuclear program is likely to accelerate in 2013 as sanctions tighten, Israel threatens military strikes, and the centrifuges...
The State Where Matriarchs Rule ; When the New Congress Meets, New Hampshire Is Sending Women Only
When the new U.S. Congress is sworn into office on Thursday, New Hampshire will become the first state in the nation's history to send an all-female delegation to Washington.Most states are red or blue. A few are purple. After the November election,...
The Unspeakable Truth about Rape in India
The volume of protests in the case of a gang-rape victim in Delhi show that change is possible.I lived for 24 years in New Delhi, a city where sexual harassment is as regular as mealtime. Every day, somewhere in the city, it crosses the line into rape.As...
Urban Refugees Strain Resources ; Scattered around Jordan, Syrians Brace for Winter as Aid Focuses on Camps
Scattered in cities and towns around the country, Syrians brace for winter. Much of the organized relief effort has focused on refugee camps.Shaking with fear, Abu Abdel Hadi tripped and fell three times in the dark as he fled across the desolate desert...
U.S. State Reaches a Gender Milestone ; New Hampshire Is Set to Send First All-Female Delegation to Washington
The state will become the first to send an all-female delegation to Washington. Women are also at the helm in the New Hampshire governor's office, legislature and Supreme Court.Most U.S. states are red or blue. A few are purple. After the November election,...
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