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 25, 2013

787's Battery Woes Put Regulators on Spot ; with Lithium Technology, Innovation and Safety May Have Been in Conflict
The use of lithium batteries raises questions about how new technology is certified and how advances in airplane engineering are balanced with ensuring safety in commercial flying.In December 2006, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration signed off...
787's Battery Worries Brushed Off
When the U.S. regulator approved Boeing's use of lithium-ion batteries on the Dreamliner, it acknowledged that the batteries were more prone to fire than traditional nickel-cadmium batteries.In December 2006, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration allowed...
A Captured Drone Hints at U.S. Tactics ; Iran's Claimed Downing Calls Attention to Growing Use of Unmanned Aircraft
The minor diplomatic dustup over Iran's claim of having downed a U.S.-sponsored drone over its airspace shed an unwanted light on the Pentagon's growing use of unmanned surveillance aircraft.Iran's political and military elite boasted last month that...
A Cold Shoulder for Russian Dissidents
The suicide of a Russian dissident at a Dutch detention center raises troubling questions about the West's support for human rights.Last week, Alexander Dolmatov, an activist in a political party opposed to Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, committed...
Algeria Plant Chose Not to Use Armed Security ; Review after Attack Reveals Decision to Rely on Gendarmes and Army
Algeria permits private armed guards at plants like the one that was overrun by militants Jan. 16, but the operators chose not to deploy any. Such security decisions will now be reviewed in light of the attack.The companies operating the natural gas...
A Modest Prediction of Growth from I.M.F. ; Report Sees Growth Somewhat Slower Than the Precrisis Average
The fund reduced many of the economic forecasts for 2013 that it had made in its previous report, in October.The International Monetary Fund continues to expect a modest upturn in global growth in 2013, with fewer risks of major policy mistakes and lower...
An End to U.S. Ban on Women in Combat
Defense officials described Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's decision as the beginning of a process to allow the branches of the military to put the groundbreaking change into effect.CORRECTION APPENDED The United States is ending its military's...
Apple Finds That Lofty Expectations Are Getting Hard to Meet ; Stock Tumbles on Fears That Company Is Entering a More Challenging Era
Widely considered the most innovative company in the technology world and a maker of products that its devoted customers cannot live without, Apple is facing a range of challenges.Apple has reported the kind of quarter most big companies would envy,...
ArcelorMittal to Close Part of Plant in Belgium ; 1,300 Jobs Will Be Cut as Steel Maker Confronts Slack Demand for Cars
The world's largest steel maker said it would close parts of a plant in Belgium and terminate 1,300 workers.ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steel company, said Thursday that it would permanently close parts of a factory in Liege, Belgium, because...
Arms and the Women
It's about time women in the military get to serve in combat.Women in the military are going to get to serve in combat. They killed the Equal Rights Amendment to keep this from happening, but, yet, here we are. And about time."I think people have come...
Cameron and Europe
The British like the E.U. but not its supranational institutions. They want more free trade, less bureaucracy.Prime Minister David Cameron's much awaited speech on the European Union on Wednesday was a declaration of an ideological war, a war of ideas....
Cameron Clarifies Vote Plan
The British prime minister said his goal was to improve the European Union, not to retreat from it.Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain on Thursday defended his decision to seek a referendum on his country's membership in the European Union, saying...
Chinese Economy Shows Signs of Recovery from Slowdown
An HSBC purchasing managers' index underlined a pattern that has been crystallizing since last year, that the years of double-digit economic growth in China are a thing of the past.A survey of Chinese manufacturing activity released Thursday provided...
Dealing with Two Russias
There is a modernizing Russia and a retrograde Russia, and the West must learn to deal with each.Two Russias are emerging -- one seeking freedom and prosperity, the other focused on patriotism and populism. In the first, people can travel abroad, buy...
Djokovic, at Full Throttle, Relentless in Defeat of Ferrer
Novak Djokovic gave himself the rare chance to get to bed at a reasonable hour by transforming his night-session Australian Open semifinal with David Ferrer on Thursday into a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 rout.Two points from elimination in a wild, late-night ride...
Elderly Noble Offers Hip Choice for Czechs
The 75-year-old Prince Karel Schwarzenberg has retooled his image as rebel in his quest to win the presidency of the Czech Republic.His face stares out from campaign posters in music clubs and hip cafes, a 75-year-old prince retooled as a punk rocker...
Exiled, but Pulling the Strings ; A Former Prime Minister Helps Run Thailand Using Skype and Social Media
For the past year and a half, the most important political decisions in Thailand have been made from abroad, by a former prime minister who has not set foot in the country since 2008.Millions of people across the globe have cut the tethers to their offices...
Finding Systematic Bias, Panel Urges India to Protect Women
A high-profile commission formed after a brutal New Delhi rape found that women and girls in the country faced systematic discrimination and called for changes.Women in India face systemic discrimination and are regularly confronted with sexual harassment...
Fired Coach Is at Peace, Even If Former Team Is in Super Bowl
Cam Cameron grew up the stepson of a football coach, so he knew something was up before his N.F.L. team fired him as offensive coordinator last month. "It was a brilliant move," Cameron said.The day he lost his job, Cam Cameron decided to go to his son Danny's...
French Boost Security at Key Sites
France gets about 75 percent of its electricity from nuclear reactors, and much of the uranium used for fuel is mined in Niger, by Areva, the French nuclear company.France gets about 75 percent of its electricity from nuclear reactors, and much of the...
Friday Night at the Forum Loses a Little of Its Luster
Google, Accel and Nike are not holding their blowout parties this year. And many of their executives are skipping the World Economic Forum altogether.In previous years, the Friday night of the World Economic Forum was always filled with big dinners and...
Gender Equity Laws Working, E.U. Official Says
Belgium, France and Italy recently adopted legislation encouraging the naming of women to corporate boards and "are starting to show progress," she said.The proportion of women taking positions on corporate boards in the European Union is rising at the...
Good Signs for Economy in Housing
The inventory of houses for sale -- both new and used -- is as low as it has been in decades; home prices are rising in most markets; and sales have picked up.A funny thing is happening to the U.S. housing market. It is getting better. And therein could...
In Helsinki, Modern Units to Art Nouveau Gems ; Architectural Choices Have Helped Improve City's Real Estate Values
Its variety of architectural styles have helped the Finnish capital to improve real estate values.Simply wandering the streets of the Finnish capital can transport a pedestrian from the cutting-edge present to the romantic past in a matter of steps.Look...
In Japan, National Sport Is Dominated by Foreigners ; since 2006, Mongolians and Europeans Have Won All Grand Tournaments
The last time a Japanese wrestler won a grand sumo tournament was in 2006, with Mongolians taking most of the success over the past 6 years.On the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, Japanese fans were hopeful that 2013 might bring some...
Israel's Election
There is reason to hope that the new government could be more receptive to peace talks with the Palestinians.The political opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel were ecstatic at his apparent losses in Tuesday's elections. Haaretz,...
Jozef Glemp, Cardinal Who Led Polish Change
Through repeated crises, Cardinal Glemp was an ally, though a fitful one, of the Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, and a hostile but pragmatic and useful intermediary for Warsaw's Communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski.CORRECTION APPENDED Cardinal...
Making Peace with the Invaders ; Automation Advocates Say Employment Rises When Robots Move In
Robot makers are working to counter what they say is an alarmist premise -- that automation will steal jobs -- and arguing that more robots equals more jobs and better social services for humans.The robot equipment industry has one word for the alarmist articles...
Merkel Warns against Complacency amid Signs of Recovery ; despite Calmer Markets, Leader Urges Diligence in Fixing Europe's Economy
Markets have calmed in recent months, but that has not solved the euro zone's underlying economic problems, the German chancellor said in a speech at the World Economic Forum.Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, warned her fellow euro zone leaders Thursday...
Met Makes a Bet on 'Rigoletto' with a Production Set in Las Vegas ; Michael Mayer Departs from Verdi Tradition to Attract Broader Audience
The director Michael Mayer, best known for Broadway rock musicals, has departed from tradition in his presentation of Verdi's old story of love and retribution."There was this feeling that 'You can't put a diva in a trunk,"' the director Michael Mayer...
Millepied to Head Paris Ballet ; French-Born Star of American Dance to Lead Storied Company
Benjamin Millepied -- a Frenchman but also an outsider with most of his dance career based in the United States -- will take the reins of the Paris Opera Ballet.Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer and a former principal at New York City Ballet, will...
Need to Shed the Baby Weight or Play a Lullaby? There Are Apps for That
Apps, devices and Web sites to make life a bit easier during those first few months of sleepless nights and days spent cooped up at home.Everyone tells you that a new baby in the home is hard, but I did not understand what they meant until ours arrived....
Netanyahu Gets an Incentive to Mend U.S. Ties
The Israeli prime minister's weakened position after elections could set the stage for an improvement in his relations with President Obama as he navigates Israel's new political landscape.For President Barack Obama, whose relationship with Prime Minister...
No.2 Bank in Germany to Shed Up to 6,000 Jobs ; Commerzbank Layoffs Reflect European Trend to Scale Back and Cut Risk
European banks are cutting back in the face of tougher capital requirements, sluggish economic growth and growing concerns about risky trading activity.Commerzbank, the second-largest lender in Germany, said Thursday that it planned to cut 4,000 to 6,000...
Nokia Profit Fails to Dispel Doubts
Hopes were raised when the Finnish cellphone maker said it would turn a profit, but sales of its Lumia smartphone line generated less revenue than expected.The Finnish phone maker Nokia on Thursday reported its first quarterly profit in the almost two...
Obama Taps Top Attorney as Securities Chairwoman ; Choice of Ex-Prosecutors in 2 Nominations Seen as Warning to Wall Street
In its choice of two former prosecutors in key financial positions, the administration is sending a signal about the importance of holding Wall Street accountable for wrongdoing.President Barack Obama is tapping Mary Jo White, a former U.S. government...
On Russia's To-Do List: Buff Up Its Image
A panel audience, in the presence of Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev, urged governmental changes. But investors were less inclined to be critical.This year at Davos, the Russians are working hard to make a splash.There is a House of Russia near a main...
On the Trail of Pythons in Florida ; Faced with Proliferation of Snakes, State Creates a One-Month Hunting Event
Frustrated by a proliferation of the snakes, the state's wildlife agency is organizing its first python hunting competition.For as long as anyone can remember, hunters here have wielded machetes, knives, rifles and crossbows as they swept past thickets of...
Overseas Sales Targets? Don't Forget Your Common Sense ; for U.S. Entrepreneurs, Working in China Means Planning and Patience
Tips for getting started in China, based on the experiences of U.S. entrepreneurs and small businesses.Like many other businesses in the West fighting to keep their prices competitive, Vision Quest Lighting turned to China about six years ago. The company,...
Questions Fly after Azarenka Takes a Break ; Top Seed Leaves Court to Deal with Injuries before Winning 2nd Set
The sixth-seeded Li Na played one of the finest matches of her career on Thursday, but the top-seeded Victoria Azarenka struggled to keep her cool in the semifinals.It will be Li Na versus Victoria Azarenka in the women's final at the Australian Open,...
Romance and Academia Knit Together with Wit
"Artful," a novel by the Scottish writer Ali Smith, is a romance wrapped around four academic lectures.Artful. By Ali Smith. Illustrated. 237 pages. The Penguin Press. $25.95.In Anthony Minghella's 1990 film, "Truly Madly Deeply," one of the great weepies...
Shell Signs Drilling Deal in Ukraine for Shale Gas ; Project Could Give a Lift to Unconventional Modes of Extraction in Europe
Winning an active Shell drilling program is a potential boon for Ukraine, which is thought to be one of the best bets in Europe for so-called shale gas and tight gas.Royal Dutch Shell, the largest oil company in Europe, has signed a contract to drill...
Splinter Rebel Group to Seek Talks in Mali
Ansar Dine, one of the main Islamic militant groups fighting to control Mali, split in two when one of its leaders said he would seek negotiations.Ansar Dine, one of the main Islamic militant groups fighting to control Mali, split in two on Thursday...
Suit Sheds Light on Morgan Stanley's Pre-Crisis Bets
Morgan Stanley documents released publicly last week as part of a lawsuit in New York State show what bankers knew at the height of the U.S. housing bubble and what they did with that secret. knowledge.On March 16, 2007, Morgan Stanley employees working...
Technology Made, but Not Used, in India ; Waste-to-Energy System Is Stifled by Bureaucracy and a Lack of Incentives
India's output of trash grew nearly 50 percent in the decade ending in 2011, but bureaucratic hurdles -- and the nature of the trash itself -- have hampered efforts to burn it for electricity.K.S. Sivaprasad, an engineer from India, spent four decades perfecting...
The Rock Shows Its Strength ; Prices in Gibraltar Slip, but Less Than Big Drops in the Spanish Market
Prices in Gibraltar fall, but less than the big drops in the Spanish market.The striking limestone outcrop that dominates Gibraltar is not the only enduring aspect of this British territory off the southern coast of Spain. The housing market also is...
The Taliban of Timbuktu
The war in Mali is not just about preventing terrorism; it's a fight to defend a secular, tolerant society.Before the recent French intervention in Mali began, 412,000 people had already left their homes in the country's north, fleeing torture, summary...
Trade Deficit Contributes to Challenges for Japan ; Decline in Exports Raises Risk of Increasing Public Debt to Revive Economy
The deficit underscores the challenges that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces as he tries to lift the Japanese economy out of years of stagnation.Japan reported Thursday a record annual trade deficit for 2012, the second consecutive year in deficit for...
Trisha Brown's Finale of Pure Dance ; Retiring Choreographer Leaves Behind Diverse Body of Postmodern Work
The great choreographer was a worthy colleague of Merce Cunningham who developed a unique style. Her retirement leaves a void in the dance world.The choreographer Trisha Brown has made dances worth arguing about for more than 50 years, and for at least...
Twitter Loses French Case on Racist Posts
Twitter said in a statement that it was reviewing the ruling and whether it might appeal.In a case that has prompted soul-searching here about the right balance between ethnic tolerance and free speech, a French court on Thursday ordered Twitter to help...
Underdog Faces a Huge Battle to Win Indian Title ; Saurashtra Will Take on Mumbai, Which Has Won Championship 39 Times
Saurashtra will play Mumbai for the Ranji Trophy, which the bigger club has won 39 times in 78 competitions.It will be a true David vs. Goliath when Saurashtra takes on Mumbai for the Ranji Trophy in India starting this Saturday. Mumbai has dominated...
When the Patient Knows Best
All patients should be able to make decisions about the course of their care.In late October 2010, Amy Berman, a registered nurse and a senior program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City, received a diagnosis of Stage 4 inflammatory...
With Threat, North Korea Presents New Challenge
A blunt and explicit statement from North Korea said it would "target" the United States with a succession of planned long-range missiles and a new and more sophisticated nuclear test.A blunt and explicit threat from North Korea that it would "target"...
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