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 7, 2013

3 Sports, a Discovery of Walmart and Dozens of Tattoos ; Long, Improbable Path from Australia to Football Stardom at Alabama
Jesse Williams's story includes three sports, a chance encounter with an American coach, multiple position changes, Walmart, the restaurant chain Panda Express and dozens of tattoos.The man they call Tha Monstar walked into the University of Alabama's...
Ad Blocking Raises Alarm among Firms like Google ; Update by French Firm Threatens Income Flow That Supports Free Content
The French Internet provider Free is supplying its customers with software that will automatically block Internet advertising, the life blood of companies like Google.CORRECTION APPENDED Xavier Niel, the French technology entrepreneur, has made...
A Jump-Start in China?
China's next top leader has the potential to be a game changer, and to nourish China's rise with sweeping economic and political reforms.Here is my prediction about China: The new paramount leader, Xi Jinping, will spearhead a resurgence of economic...
America Needs a Plan
We've had lots of deal-making in Washington lately, but hardly any displays of courage from anyone.The U.S. military trains its fighter pilots on a principle called the "OODA Loop." It stands for observe, orient, decide, act. The idea is that if your...
A Presidential Lifestyle Kept Plain ; Onetime Guerrilla Chief Eschews the Luxuries of Being Uruguay's Leader
President Jose Mujica of Uruguay has shunned the opulent Suarez y Reyes presidential mansion, with its staff of 42, remaining instead in the home where he and his wife have lived for years.Some world leaders live in palaces. Some enjoy perks like having a...
Bank-Deposit Tactic for India's Poor ; Money Is Sent Directly to Accounts in Effort to Prevent Corruption
By eliminating the middlemen, the Indian government is creating a new cash transfer program to lift millions out of poverty. The only problem is that many poor Indians don't have bank accounts.India has more poor people than any other country on earth,...
Broadcasters Find Their Second Wind
In the past year, the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index was up 13.4 percent, but legacy media giants like Comcast, News Corp. and Time Warner beat it in terms of share price.Everyone knows that traditional media companies are dead in the water, overwhelmed...
Can Social Media Sell Soap?
Social media networks were supposed to be the greatest marketing machines on earth. It hasn't worked out that way - yet.One morning in mid-December, Pope Benedict XVI gazed down on an iPad and composed his first tweet. From a marketing perspective, it was...
Chip Maker Undermines Apple in China Sales
MediaTek of Taiwan not only provides manufacturers with chips for their smartphones but also tells how to build and run them, cutting their costs as they compete with the iPhone.In the China smartphone market, Apple has seen better days.Despite having...
Company Looks to Pull Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere -- at a Profit
Carbon Engineering, formed in 2009 with $3.5 million from Bill Gates and others, created prototypes for parts of its cleanup system in 2011 and 2012 at its plant in Calgary, Alberta.Whether streaming from the tailpipes of cars or the smokestacks of power...
Critics Say U.S. Used Wrong Measure of Harm in Google Antitrust Query ; Customers Who Suffer Are the Companies That Buy Ads, Some Experts Say
The trade commission's ruling that Google's search practices did not harm consumers should have looked at possible harm to those who advertise on Google, the search giant's competitors say.One of the more surprising conclusions drawn by the U.S. Federal Trade...
E.U. Is Likely to Take a Tougher Stand on Google Search ; U.S. Focus Is Consumers, but Europe Will Put More Weight on Competition
By some estimates, the United States let Google off the hook by finding it had not abused its dominance in the Internet search market. Few expect the European antitrust watchdog to be as lenient.By some accounts, the United States let Google off the...
Ex-C.I.A. Officer's Fall, by E-Mail ; Conviction for Leak to Journalist Marks a First in Agency's History
John C. Kiriakou is the first C.I.A. officer to be convicted of disclosing classified information -- the name of a covert intelligence officer -- to a reporter.Looking back, John C. Kiriakou acknowledges that he should have known better. But when the...
Fashion Boss Is Missing in Flight off Venezuela ; Missoni and 5 Others Were on Short Flight from Island Resort to Caracas
Vittorio Missoni, who along with his siblings helped revive the iconic fashion label, departed Los Roques, a resort island off the Venezuela coast, with five others on Friday.A small plane carrying four Italian tourists, including the head of the Missoni...
Finding Money for the Small Fry ; It Has Plenty of Critics, but Crowdfunding Offers Lifeline for Small Ventures
Allowing entrepreneurs to raise money via the Internet from ordinary investors has been called a way to help the U.S. economy. But it has its share of critics.Ryan Caldbeck was stumped. A director at a private equity firm, he was taking part in a panel...
For Many, a Tournament of Big Dreams
Many countries just use their cups as secondary revenue streams for clubs, but England has used its tournament to produce 141 years of magical memories.No prizes were ever distributed in Europe during January. But the first weekend of the year has its...
French Myopia
President Francois Hollande has done too little on labor reforms and public investment.French voters elected Francois Hollande president last May with a mandate to revive the country's stalling economy, which analysts estimate grew just 0.1 percent last...
Germany Quietly Lifts Military's Global Profile ; E.U. Crisis and U.S. Pivot to Asia Shape New Era for Country's Armed Forces
As the shadow of history continues to recede in Germany, the country is, for better or worse, quietly approaching a normal relationship with its armed forces.When Chancellor Angela Merkel held a reception recently for military families, she greeted parents,...
Greece's Rotten Oligarchy
The Greek people must demand an end to deception and corruption.Democracy is like a bicycle: if you don't keep pedaling, you fall. Unfortunately, the bicycle of Greek democracy has long been broken. After the military junta collapsed in 1974, Greece...
Green Bay Neutralizes Minnesota ; Packers, Led by Rodgers, Shut Down Peterson and Advance in Playoffs
Backed by a big performance from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay throttled Adrian Peterson and an overmatched Vikings team in a wild-card game.Aaron Rodgers rolled right toward the Vikings' sideline. He pumped his right arm. Then again. Then a third...
How a Confession from Armstrong Could Benefit Both Sides ; Agency Could Lift Ban If Cyclist Cooperates with Other Doping Inquiries
Lance Armstrong wants his lifetime ban from Olympic sports lifted, and what he knows could help the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in other investigations.During his battle with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency last year, Lance Armstrong went to extreme lengths...
In African Poaching Zone, Another Target: Rangers ; across the Continent, Guardians Are Little Match for Well-Armed Hunters
In places like the Zakouma National Park in Chad, where elephants are being killed at an alarming pace, the guardians are little match for the hardened soldiers believed to be among the poachers.Just before dawn, the rangers were hunched over in prayer,...
In a Sea of Screens, Software Grabs Attention at Trade Show
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year promises a new generation of smart software to drive the hardware.Your smartphone is the screen in your pocket. Your computer is the screen on your desk. Your tablet is a screen for the couch.Just...
In Beijing, a Calibrated Embrace of Change ; XI Gives Reformers Hope, but Their Call for Bolder Action Provokes Backlash
A push by reform-minded citizens for a more systemic overhaul than Xi Jinping has called for has upset the nation's old guard.Recent events are putting the political direction of the new Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, on trial, showing him eager to bring about...
In Indonesia Schools, a Larger Role for Religion ; More Faith-Based Courses Planned to Combat Unrest; Science Classes May Be Cut
Indonesian elementary schools may no longer have separate science classes soon, if the government approves a curriculum overhaul so more time can be devoted to religious education.Annisa Nurul Jannah, 11, was learning about how devices transmit heat,...
In Speech, Assad Erases Hopes for Compromise ; His Peace Plan Rules out Talks with Rebels and Disregards Calls to Resign
President Bashar al-Assad ruled out talks with the armed opposition and ignored its demand that he step down, instead using much of a nearly hourlong speech on Sunday to justify his crackdown.Sounding defiant, confident, and to critics, out of touch, President...
Lakers Finding out Older Isn't Better ; Clippers Have Seized Mantle as Most Exciting Team in Los Angles
The Clippers are easily the best team in Los Angeles now, as the Lakers, filled with old stars, have struggled all season long despite changing coaches.One Los Angeles team has a majestic tradition, the other a history that is essentially comic. But...
Lockout near End with Tentative Deal ; Agreement Would Allow N.H.L. Season to Start by Jan. 20 and End in June
The tentative agreement to end the lockout, which would allow a shortened season to begin by Jan. 20, was reached around 5 a.m. at a New York hotel after a 16-hour negotiating session.Professional hockey is back.After a marathon 16-hour negotiating session,...
Losing Talent to New York, Agency Sets Up Outpost ; Goodby, Silverstein Joins Other Firms That Now Find the City More Hospitable
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, a leading agency with headquarters in San Francisco, is opening an office in New York, joining a growing trend.An advertising agency is rewriting a lyric of "New York, New York" to proclaim, "If I can make it anywhere,...
Losses Shake Republicans to the Core ; Recent Fight over Taxes Exposes Conflicts in Party over How to Win Voters
Republicans have seen the foundations of their political strategy called into question, stirring a newly urgent debate about how to reshape and redefine their party.When Republican leaders in Congress agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy last week, it...
Michael Cronan, 61, Gave the Kindle Its Brand Name
Mr. Cronan, who studied art in college, had many corporations and cultural institutions as clients, but he was most remembered for coming up with the brand names TiVo and Kindle.Michael Cronan, a graphic designer and marketing executive based in San...
Moscow Protests Fade into Silence ; Political Activism Sinks into Disappointment with Sense of Lost Opportunity
The fizzy excitement around the street activism in Moscow last year is entirely gone. But in its place is a deepening sense of alienation that poses its own long-term risk to the system.CORRECTION APPENDED As the final days of 2012 slipped away,...
Old Arguments Greet Renewed Falklands Dispute ; Argentina and Britain Are Back at Barricades over Islands' Ownership
The Falkland Islands, the focus of a short war between Britain and Argentina in 1982, have been in the headlines again recently.They have barely 3,000 inhabitants and far more sheep than people. They are more than 8,700 miles from London. For much of...
On Track to Make History for Slovenia ; Maze at Top of Standings in Bid to Win First World Cup Title for Her Nation
The skier Tina Maze hopes to become her nation's first overall World Cup champion this season, having previously finished second, third and fourth in the standings.Tina Maze has reached new levels of popularity in Slovenia, her home, and seems poised...
Pakistani Is Killed in Border Clash in Kashmir ; Delhi and Islamabad Trade Accusations over Whose Military Fired First
The clash, which left one Pakistani soldier dead on Sunday, was an unusual breach of an almost decade-long cease-fire that has largely held between the two nuclear-armed rivalsPakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire across the disputed Kashmir border...
Qatar Spends to Propel Its Global Agenda ; Expansion of Al Jazeera in U.S. Is Part of Country's New Image Campaign
Al Jazeera's expansion plan in the United States can be seen as part of Qatar's overall plan to put itself on the map and make itself heard globally.At first glance the willingness of Al Jazeera, the satellite network owned and financed by Qatar, to...
Reconstructing the Shadowy Life of an Italian Master
In the book "Titian: His Life," Sheila Hale takes on the difficult task of documenting the work of a talented but mysterious Renaissance painter.Titian: His Life. By Sheila Hale. Illustrated. 832 pages. Harper/ HarperCollins Publishers. $39.99If only...
Regulators Ease Up on New Rules for World Banks ; Officials Want to Avoid Damage to Recovery of Fragile Global Economy
Banks around the world will have more leeway in meeting new rules designed to prevent future financial crises, after a decision Sunday by a group of top central bankers and regulators meeting in Switzerland.Banks around the world will have more leeway...
S.&P. Streak Could Be One for the Ages
Each day in 2012, as well as in these early days of 2013, the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index has never had a daily close below the closing level for the same day the year before.On May 30, 1982, the baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. had a solid game...
Stuck on the Fence in Syria's War ; Many Citizens Remain Unable to Choose Sides, Adding to the Stalemate
President Bashar al-Assad remains in power in part because two years into the uprising, a critical bloc of Syrians remains on the fence.At his government office in the Syrian capital, Damascus, the civil servant avoids discussing what Syrians call "the...
Stung over Imports, U.S. Companies Hope to Recover by Exporting Gas ; but the Price for Storage and Permits Is Steep, and the Market Uncertain
Demand for American gas - which would be shipped in a condensed form called liquefied natural gas - could easily taper off by the time the new export terminals really get going, some specialists say.Only five years ago, several giant natural gas import...
The Need for Judging What's Important
Harpal S. Kumar, the chief executive of the London-based charity Cancer Research, started out his professional life as a consultant and sees parallels in running a charity and a business..Harpal S. Kumar is the chief executive of the London-based charity...
U.S. Defense Candidate Endures Tough Criticism
Critics faulted Chuck Hagel, the former U.S. senator, although it looks likely he will be President Obama's nominee for defense secretary.The former senator Chuck Hagel has weathered a concerted and vocal campaign to derail his chances for defense secretary,...
U.S. General Details Friction with Obama ; in Book, Ex-Commander Tells of Tensions over Afghanistan Troop Levels
Set to be released Monday, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's book, titled "My Share of the Task: A Memoir," shows glimpses of friction between President Barack Obama and the U.S. military.In a memoir, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the former U.S. commander...
U.S. Schools of Art and Design Extending Their Reach with Asian Campuses ; Growth Potential Is Huge, but Logistics and Cultural Barriers Are Challenging
While the potential for growth is huge, given Asia's rising creative industries, the actual logistics can be complicated.More Western education institutions are looking to open up in Asia -- and U.S. art and design schools are no exception. While the potential...
What Constitutes a Good Web Site? ; Well-Crafted Pages Need to Fulfill Their Functions Efficiently and Engagingly
Well-crafted sites need to fulfill their functions efficiently and engagingly.It sounded so simple. I wanted to know what exhibitions will be shown at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris this year, and consulted its Web site. Could I find the information...
Where Biofuels Supersede Food ; Guatemala Feels Flip Side of Global Need with Lack of Land and Higher Prices
The expansion of the global biofuels industry has contributed to spikes in food prices and a shortage of land for food-based agriculture in poor countries like Guatemala.In the tiny tortillerias of this city, people complain ceaselessly about the high...
Who Owns Your Digital Footprints?
U.S. legislators, regulators and marketers are squaring off over smartphones and mobile apps that continuously record and share consumers' precise movements.There are three things that matter in consumer data collection: location, location, location.Cash...
Why China and Japan Can't Get Along
Chinese- Japanese resentments predate World War II. They go back centuries.There are few economies and societies on earth more complementary than China's and Japan's. The Chinese are relatively young, poor and restless and fiercely committed to economic...
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