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 August 31, 2012

A Bizarre Legal Twist Raises the Stakes in South Africa
Using an obscure apartheid-era legal doctrine, the police who shot and killed 34 workers near a platinum mine were not accused but rather the miners themselves.Two weeks after the police opened fire on a crowd of 3,000 workers engaged in a wildcat strike...
A Blemish on the Bourbon Trail ; Kentuckians Take Action against Distilleries to Stop Spread of Whiskey Fungus
Home and business owners in and around Louisville, Kentucky, have filed class-action lawsuits against five major distilleries in the area in an effort to stop the spread of a sooty-looking whiskey fungus.CORRECTION APPENDED The sooty-looking...
A Fantasy Villa, Palladian-Style, Is His Castle
A musician has built a two-story house in Charleston, South Carolina, that he calls the "smallest Palladian villa in the world."Reid Burgess has long been enamored of Palladian architecture. As a child, he fell in love with it during a visit to Italy...
After '08 Defeat, Romney Out-Hustled Rivals ; Candidate's Breakthrough Came from Self-Criticism, Book and Campaign Work
After disappointment in the 2008 primaries, Mitt Romney's comeback involved a book on his policies, working for Republican candidates in 2010 and a family council that voted against running again.Not long after Mitt Romney dropped out of the U.S. presidential race...
A Host City on the Defensive ; Rumors and Controversy Shadow Preparations for All-China Sporting Event
As a provincial capital makes itself over for the next National Games, official opacity concerning preparations has led to conspiracy theories and a citywide merchant strike.At a sprawling construction site here in the capital of Liaoning Province, workers...
Angola's Crumbling Democracy
With China's help, Angola has become more corrupt and less free.President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, whose party will no doubt win Friday's election, has ruled Angola for 33 years. He once declared that democracy and human rights "do not fill up bellies."...
As Court Date Arrives, Irish Tycoon Is Still Battling
Friday is the deadline for Sean Quinn to provide information on what the government contends is his byzantine collection of offshore assets and opaque owners.It's only a short distance, but a vast world apart. The stately brick-and-glass headquarters...
As New Star Arrives, 2 Old Reliables Are Cast Aside
Kaka and Ricardo Carvalho are left on the sidelines for Real Madrid, whcih just acquired Luka Modric from Tottenham.Almost before there is time to draw breath in a crowded summer, the first Clasico of the Spanish season has ended in a tied score between...
A Taste of Italian Film's 'Dolce Vita' ; Seafront Villa Showcases Art Nouveau Flourishes and a Rooftop Terrace
An Art Nouveau-style villa on the Tuscan coast has the kind of flair that drew directors and stars to the area in the 1960s.It is often called the "pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea," and the writer Luigi Pirandello described it as a "veritable paradise."...
A Triumph for Iran Turns to Chagrin over Syria ; at Nonaligned Meeting in Tehran, Host Hears Denunciations of an Ally
At the Nonaligned Movement summit meeting in Tehran, President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki- moon, denounced the repression of the armed uprising in Syria, a close Iranian ally.Iran's triumphal stewardship of the...
Australians in Afghanistan Suffer 'Single Worst Day'
After reporting just one mlitary fatality in Afghanistan this year, Australia said five had died within hours of one another, three killed by an Afghan soldier.Five Australian soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan within hours of one another,...
Avoiding Social-Issue Minefields ; Following Party Strategy, Republican Women Are Focusing on the Economy
With the intention of appealing to voters beyond the party's base, many are sidestepping abortion or gay rights because they are seen as too divisive in such a close race.About a block from the Republican National Convention, in a strip mall next to...
Barclays Picks Insider as New Chief Executive ; Retail Banking Expert Is Chosen as Lender Seeks to Navigate Legal Shoals
Antony Jenkins, who heads the bank's consumer operations, must help Barclays weather the fallout from the Libor scandal and steer it through an investigation into payments from a Qatar company.Signaling a return to its British banking roots, Barclays...
Book Clashes with Official Account on Bin Laden ; U.S. Commando's Version Challenges Whether Qaeda Leader Was Threat
A firsthand account raises the question of whether Osama bin Laden presented a clear threat when Navy Seals first fired upon him.A new firsthand account of the U.S. Navy Seals raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last year contradicts the Obama administration's...
British Treasures
England's Olympic athletes are cultural relics for later generations, shadows of a past that is our present.The fertile Thames valley soil of our childhood garden would occasionally yield small treasures. For many years my brothers and I would run unsteadily...
Chapter Ends, Sooner Than Expected ; after Loss at U.S. Open, Clijsters Says It Feels like 'Perfect Place to Retire'
Kim Clijsters was disappointed after she lost to Laura Robson at the U.S. Open, but she said, "This completely feels like the perfect place to retire."Kim Clijsters did not cry. She looked around at the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium and waved goodbye...
China Views Egypt as Trading Hub ; While Others Hang Back, Beijing Takes Risk to Gain a Foothold in Africa
Other investors worry about whether Egypt's new government will fulfill its democratic potential, but Chinese companies are jumping into projects as a way to establish a trading hub.As other investors flee Egypt because of worries about the country's...
Citigroup Agrees to Pay $590 Million to Settle Suit ; Shareholders Accused Bank of Failing to Disclose Its Subprime Holdings
The bank said it would pay a group of shareholders who claimed they had been misled about the bank's exposure to subprime mortgage debt.Citigroup has agreed to pay $590 million to settle a class- action lawsuit brought by shareholders who contended that...
Condi's World
The former secretary of state presents a more temperate Republican take on the world.What do you do with Condoleezza Rice? If you're organizing the nominating convention of a Republican presidential candidate in 2012, she presents you with a dilemma.On...
Convention Vacuum
Representative Paul Ryan promised to lead, but he has routinely ducked the tough issues and blamed others.The party that claims to have all the answers on Medicare seemed to have no interest in sharing them with the American people at its convention...
Debt Problems Worsening for Spain's Regions
Mariano Rajoy said that Spain could meet the financial obligations of its troubled regions, despite word from Valencia that it would require EUR 1 billion more in rescue money than it requested in July.The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, sought...
DuPont Sells Paint Unit to Carlyle
The business, which has about 35 plants worldwide, is heavily exposed to the weak European economy.The private U.S. equity firm Carlyle Group announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement to buy DuPont Performance Coatings, a maker of automotive...
Emigres Aspire to Arm Insurgency Back in Syria ; Nonprofit That Maintains Contacts with Rebel Chiefs Has Impact on U.S. Policy
The Syrian Support Group serves as a conduit between the United States and the armed forces seeking to topple Bashar al-Assad, and is influencing U.S. policy in the region. was formed n the United States to help the activists seeking to topple the Syrian...
Fed Chief under Pressure to Stimulate the Sluggish U.S. Economy
The Commerce Department raised its estimate of growth in the second quarter slightly, but the economy remained weak by historical standards.The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, will be facing pressure to come up with bolder policy prescriptions...
For Romney, a World of Possibilities ; Assertive Side Emerges as He Tries to Find Footing on Geopolitical Stage
If recent presidents have kept more of their predecessors' foreign policy than expected, Mitt Romney may put his own stamp on foreign policy in ways both surprising and not.Bill Clinton said he would crack down on China. George W. Bush said he would...
Gas Wealth under Sea Revives Tensions in Cyprus ; Halves of Divided Island Race to Tap Resource Found in Disputed Waters
The discovery of significant natural gas wealth off the coast of the split country raises the question of whether it will become an incentive for the two sides to cooperate or yet another obstacle to reunification.This island has long been synonymous...
Gazprom Reconsiders Gas Field in Barents Sea
Gazprom officials this week presented conflicting views of whether the Shtokman natural gas project in the Barents Sea was economically viable.Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, has long presented the Shtokman field in the Barents Sea as the jewel in...
Made in the U.S.A
All by myself I have built the perfect column for the second American century.I built this column. I built it all by myself in this second American century. I built it after seeing banners at the Republican National Convention saying, "Build, Baby, Build!"...
Migrant Boat Missing off Java; Scores Feared Dead ; Rescue Crews Search for Additional Passengers after Dozens Are Saved
About 100 passengers trying to reach Australia were reported missing, while 45 were rescued.Forty-five people were rescued but about 100 others remained missing Thursday after a boat carrying asylum seekers apparently sank off Indonesia in what could...
Money Trail to Iran May Flow from China, Prosecutors Say
The authorities say they found evidence that banks may have been flouting U.S. sanctions against Iran. They hope their investigation will lead to more information about Iran's foreign dealings.U.S. prosecutors say they have unearthed evidence in recent international...
Murder Trial Goes Back under a Writer's Microscope ; Errol Morris's New Book Explores Loose Ends and Questions Doctor's Guilt
Over the past four decades many courts have concluded that Jeffrey MacDonald, an Army doctor, bludgeoned his family to death, but for the filmmaker and author Errol Morris, that settled nothing.Did Jeffrey MacDonald, an Army doctor and Green Beret stationed at...
Out of the Spotlight, Hewitt Still Chugs Along
Lleyton Hewitt has mellowed since the fiery Australian won the U.S. Open in 2001, but he is not ready to give up on his career yet.On a jam-packed and cozy Court 13, with the main Arthur Ashe Stadium looming large as a backdrop, Lleyton Hewitt appeared...
Pittsburgh Struggles to Stay in Playoff Race ; Pirates Were in First at All-Star Break, but Now Are 3rd in Division
The Pirates are trying to snag a playoff spot for the first time since 1992, but they are only 22-23 since the All-Star break.The Pittsburgh Pirates are fighting to stay above ground in a season that was so promising but lately has started to unravel....
Powell Had Doubts on Iraq Speech, Ex-U.N. Chief Writes
The former U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was more skeptical about the evidence he used to justify the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq than previously known, according to a new memoir by Kofi Annan.Colin L. Powell, who as U.S. secretary of state famously...
Proposal Aims to Lift Gag on Hedge Funds ; S.E.C. Wants to Let the Investment Vehicles Solicit New Clients
New rules outlined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would remove a longtime restriction barring hedge funds in the United States from marketing themselves publicly.The tight-lipped world of hedge funds might soon be able to speak more freely.The...
R. Bartholomew; Versatile Diplomat Served 4 Presidents
He negotiated with the Soviet Union, survived a bomb attack in Lebanon and was ambassador to Spain and Italy.Reginald Bartholomew, a diplomat and ambassador who served under four presidents, negotiated for nuclear disarmament with the Soviet Union and...
Report Casts Doubt on Link between Diet and Life Span ; Low-Calorie Approach Fails to Increase Longevity in Lengthy Study of Monkeys
The results of a long-term study of rhesus monkeys found that a reduced calorie diet did not result in longer life, contradicting the results of an earlier study.For 25 years, the rhesus monkeys were kept semi-starved, lean and hungry. The males' weights...
Report Finds Iran Moving Ahead on Nuclear Site ; New Centrifuges Found and Fuel Stocks Increase, but Intent Still Unclear
The international atomic agency says Iran has doubled the number of centrifuges deep under a mountain, while "extensively" cleansing another site.International nuclear inspectors reported on Thursday that Iran has already installed three-quarters of...
Roma in France, Displaced, Pin Hopes on Hollande
President Francois Hollande pledged that camps would be razed only if "alternative solutions" were available, but several have been bulldozed this summer.Half-obscured by a tangle of scrap metal, battered home appliances and trash, a campaign poster...
Romney Tunes Up by Bashing Obama
Mitt Romney on Thursday returned to his core argument: that the country's economic woes of recent years destroy President Barack Obama's argument for re-election and demand new leadership with a firm grip and fresh ideas.After detours around a damaging...
Ryan Makes Turnaround Focal Point of Convention ; Accepting Nomination for Vice President, Lawmaker Assails Obama's Record
Accepting the Republican nomination for vice president, Paul D. Ryan vowed to protect Medicare, which Democrats accuse him of trying to dismantle.As Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, whose budget plans have come to define conservative opposition...
Ryan Wows the Delegates, but Whether He'll Help the Ticket Is Less Clear
The audience roared with approval, but Paul Ryan's acceptance speech could ultimately be remembered as doing more good for him than for Mitt Romney.By every measure -- the cheers in the hall, the praise from commentators around the country, the elation...
Social Media Suddenly Seem Less Friendly
The fund, which offers ordinary investors a chance to own stakes in privately held companies, has paid a high price for several start- ups and got burned by Facebook.Few investors have ridden the recent Internet boomlet as GSV Capital has. After GSV...
Software Detectives Expose Spying ; Legitimate Programs Suspected in Surveillance of Middle East Dissidents
The software has been identified as FinSpy, one of the more elusive spyware tools sold in the growing market for off-the-shelf computer surveillance technologies.Morgan Marquis-Boire works as a Google engineer and Bill Marczak is pursuing a Ph.D in computer...
Teen Idol's Stories of Grown-Up Angst
Molly Ringwald's fiction debut centers on a couple in a troubled marriage.When It Happens to You. A Novel in Stories. By Molly Ringwald. 240 pages. It Books/HarperCollins Publishers, $24.99; Simon & Schuster, Pounds 12.99.Even when she was Molly Ringwald,...
Theatrical Relativity, 20 Years on ; 'Einstein on the Beach,' on World Tour, Relies on Reputation and Nostalgia
"Einstein on the Beach," the seminal 1970s opera currently on a world tour, relies on reputation and nostalgia.Some works of art become mythical, either because they are so important or because few people actually know them. "Einstein on the Beach,"...
Upending the Traditional Arab Countryside Home ; Architect's Cube, a Series of Boxes in Loftlike Space, Becomes Local Landmark
In an Arab enclave of Jerusalem, the architect Senan Abdelqader melded traditional Arab architectural concepts with the demands of climate, available materials and space.The architect Senan Abdelqader has always been something of a nomad. Raised in the...
Vacation over -- Back to Euro Crisis
A guide to the new season's most intriguing (and terrifying) story lines from the European sovereign debt crisis.In June, it seemed as if any day might bring about the collapse of the Greek economy and with it, the entire euro zone and its decade-old...
Vietnamese Set Their Sights on Nepotism ; as Divide Grows between Rich and Poor, So Does Anger among Have- Nots
Family ties are commonplace marks of influence among Vietnam's upper classes. But as state companies struggle with scandals and debt, details of shady dealings have come to public light.She wore a pink outfit and matching high heels as she toured the dusty...
Weakened, Isaac Still Spreads Havoc ; Inching Its Way North, Storm Triggers Flooding with Its Heavy Rains
Tropical Storm Isaac continued at its now familiar exceedingly slow pace - 8 miles, or 13 kilometers, per hour - as it moved into central Louisiana and on toward Arkansas.Tropical Storm Isaac's once fierce winds slowed to 40 miles per hour early Thursday...
Will They Decipher Mitt?
Stuck between a rock and a hard race, will Mitt Romney be bold or boulder?Mitt Romney doesn't elicit passion, as Ronald Reagan did in Detroit. Or respect, as Poppy Bush did in New Orleans. Or excitement, as W. did in Philadelphia. Or admiration, as John...
Winemakers Tailoring Ad Campaigns for Mothers and Young Women
Winemakers are focusing on women with specially tailored brands and Facebook pages building a community of women who enjoy a glass or two.CORRECTION APPENDED In the 1970s, Miller High Life introduced America to the "It's Miller Time" advertising...
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