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 9, 2013

Abe Orders Japan to Re-Evaluate Defense Cuts ; Military Outlays May Rise for First Time in a Decade after 5-Year Plan's Review
The prime minister directed the government to replace the nation's five-year military spending plan and review guidelines adopted in 2010 that called for gradual reductions in defense spending.The new conservative government of Japan has announced a...
A Calm Suspect amid Chaos at Colorado Theater ; Police Testimony Offers a Chance to Understand How Shooting Unfolded
The man accused of being the gunman, James E. Holmes, was described as being eerily calm and detached from the chaos at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.CORRECTION APPENDED The movie theater was a blood-soaked nightmare that night in July....
Ada Louise Huxtable, 91, a Pioneer of Modern Architectural Criticism
Beginning in 1963 as the first full-time architecture critic at a U.S. newspaper, The New York Times, Ms. Huxtable opened the priestly precincts of design and planning to everyday readers.Ada Louise Huxtable, who pioneered modern architectural criticism in...
After 3rd Title in 4 Years, Alabama Can Say It: Dynasty ; Game with Notre Dame Isn't Even Close as Tide Dominate on Both Sides
Notre Dame held the Crimson Tide in check on its first play on offense, but it all went downhill from there as Alabama won handily, 42-14.They called the college football game played here a national championship, a title clash for the ages, epic, monumental, historic.Then...
After Handout, A.I.G. Considers Biting the Hand
The board of A.I.G. will meet Wednesday to consider joining a $25 billion shareholder lawsuit against the government that bailed it out during the financial crisis.Fresh from paying back a $182 billion bailout, the insurer American International Group...
Apps Spearhead Change That Is Transforming Internet Search ; Specialty Providers Get Edge against Google as Mobile Devices Take Off
As people change their search habits on mobile devices -- bypassing Google to go to apps like Yelp's, for example -- Google's dominance could wane, or a competitor could knock Google down.When the U.S. Federal Trade Commission decided last week to close its...
A Self-Improvement Series, for the Rest of Us
Alain de Botton, the philosophy-minded Swiss writer who has long resided in England, has begun issuing a new series of books, written by himself and others, titled The School of Life.How to Think More About Sex. By Alain de Botton. Illustrated. 185 pages....
At 45, His Focus Is on His Family, Not Golf ; Stricker to Scale Back Schedule and Play Half the Events He Did in 2012
Steve Stricker, who has won $35 million in his career, made 19 starts in 2012, but he plans to make only about half as many this season.On his 27th hole of the day, Steve Stricker sat in the fairway and rolled on his back. Stricker had waited 67 hours...
Bank Rules Give a Nod to Reality
The loosening of the Basel III requirements for bank reserves might seem like a giveaway to the banks, but it is simply an acknowledgment that tougher rules could have tipped the world back into recession.CORRECTION APPENDED When a global committee...
Battle Lines Drawn in China ; Clashes over Censorship at Newspaper Evolve along Ideological Lines
A face-off between pro-reform liberals and Communist Party defenders at the offices of a newspaper in Guangzhou came as protesting journalists were presenting officials with their demands.Protests over censorship at one of China's most liberal newspapers...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.ANTHROPOLOGY Bonobos' altruism offers insight into human behaviorBonobos will happily share their food with a stranger, and even give up their own meal -- but only if the stranger offers them social...
Century Ago, a Plus Size Was Perfect ; Ideal Woman of 1912 Carried Burden of Fame, and Weight, with Grace
A full-figured "Cornell Venus" became a celebrity when she was chosen as the womanly ideal in 1912. Now, she would be considered overweight, but even then the burden of fame was heavy.Elsie Scheel was the "perfect" woman.A century ago, at age 24, Scheel...
Chinese Create Baby-Formula Shortage (in Australia)
A run on sales of infant formula is being attributed to Chinese visitors who, apparently concerned over domestic food safety standards, are believed to be buying in bulk.A surge in the sales of one of Australia's most popular brands of infant formula...
C.I.A. Nominee Faces a Changed Agency ; Should Counterterrorism or Traditional Espionage Be Focus of Operations?
John O. Brennan, if confirmed by the Senate, may have to decide whether the C.I.A. should remain at the center of secret U.S. paramilitary operations or rebuild its traditional espionage capabilities.President Barack Obama's nomination of John O. Brennan...
Cuban Filmmakers Start Rolling with Technology ; Digital Equipment Gives Artists a Way around Stifling Control of State
Despite the limitations imposed by the state and by a lack of funds, a vibrant independent film scene has emerged in Cuba, where digital cameras and equipment are democratizing the art.Sebastian Milo barely had enough money to put gasoline in the aged...
Diary of a Creep
I'm a creep. I know this because people -- mostly but not always random strangers -- tell me so.It happened by degrees, a series of imperceptible gradations, slow and steady, a sort of "Picture of Dorian Gray" in reverse, or rather, in the natural order,...
Dispute at Dartmouth over Investments
College trustees' connections can prove profitable for a university's endowment fund, but they can also raise questions.By the numbers, the endowment at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire had a banner year. The $3.49 billion fund returned 5.8 percent...
Drama -- and Data -- in the Round ; as Technology Improves, Digital Globes Can Change Ways We See the Earth
Digital globes can transform how we see the world, especially if prices come down.In the main hall of the hands-on science exhibits at the Cape Town Science Centre, a lifeless, tattered globe stands under naked fluorescent bulbs, all but ignored by children...
Dreamliner Is Troubled by Questions about Safety ; Mishaps Including Fire and Fuel Leak Follow Warning from Regulators
The plane had a new problem Wednesday when the Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways cancelled a domestic flight after a computer on board erroneously showed problems with the aircraft's brakes.For Boeing, much rides on the success of its newest and most sophisticated...
Euro Zone Unemployment Hits Record High ; Region's Weakness Takes a Toll on Germany as Trade and Output Suffer
The jobless rate in the 17-nation bloc rose to 11.8 percent in November, a month in which German exports, imports and industrial orders all declined.Unemployment in the euro zone rose to a new high in November, according to data released Tuesday that...
Expectations Rise, as Well as Challenges
As women's issues become increasingly global, the expectations are rising and the challenges getting larger. Familiar issues haven't gone away, but they're likely to get more prominence this year.At the dawn of this new year, a note of cautious optimism...
Food Shortages and Storm Threaten Syrians
Conditions appeared to be worsening for hungry residents in combat zones, and a winter storm was making life miserable for thousands of refugees.Shortages of food and shelter among Syria's war-ravaged civilians appeared to be worsening on Tuesday as...
For Each Age, Its Agonies
"This is 40" and "Girls" uphold the tradition of deeming your own juncture of life the most significant of all.In the new movie "This is 40," the writer and director Judd Apatow casts the arrival of life's four-decade mark as a uniquely brutal crossroads,...
For One Night at Least, Another Towers over Messi
Lionel Messi shared the stage with much taller Abby Wambach as they were named the best players in soccer in 2012.What a striking couple Lionel Messi and Abby Wambach cut at the world player of the year gala in Zurich. And what a difference in their...
Good Behavior Could Win You a Quicker Trip through U.S. Airport Security
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is experimenting with using behavioral detection to pick some travelers for a faster, less onerous form of security screening for domestic flights.The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is taking...
In Oasis, Peace but Little Hope ; Afghans Show Scant Faith That Government Can Hold Gains after U.S. Pullout
Residents of the mostly peaceful Helmand Province are angry at the government for what they see as widespread corruption and the policies relating to the opium trade.The battle against the Taliban in Helmand Province was so fierce two years ago that...
It's Official: 2012 Set a Record for Heat in U.S. ; New Mark Surpasses Previous High, from '98, by Full Degree Fahrenheit
The numbers are in: 2012, the year of blistering heat, a historic drought and a huge storm, turns out to have been the hottest year ever recorded in the contiguous United States.The numbers are in: 2012, the year of a blistering March heat wave, a historic...
I Was Wounded, but My Honor Wasn't
Rape is horrible, but not because you lose your virtue or shame your family.Thirty-three years ago, when I was 17 and living in Bombay, I was gang raped and nearly killed. Three years later, outraged at the silence and misconceptions around rape, I wrote...
Japan's Nuclear Cleanup Comes Up Short, Critics Say ; $11 Billion Effort Makes Little Use of Promised Cutting-Edge Technology
More than a year and a half after the nuclear crisis, much of Japan's post-Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster cleanup remains slapdash and bereft of the methods called effective by government scientists.CORRECTION APPENDED The decontamination...
Kenyans Report a Big Slaughter of Elephants
Kenya is among the African countries that have been besieged by increasingly wily and ruthless poachers, driven by the soaring demand for ivory in Asia. The dead elephants were found with their tusks removed.Eleven elephants have been slaughtered by...
Lone Suspect Held in Attack in Benghazi Is Released
The decision put a spotlight on the small progress in investigating the attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.The only known suspect sent to jail over the deadly attack on the United States diplomatic mission...
Mayhem Oozes from the Womb ; the Beer-Swigging Troupe Radiohole Offers Vision of Frankenstein's Monster
Radiohole's "Inflatable Frankenstein" is all about the difficulties of the act of creation.Yuck, what a mess. What a sticky, goopy, embarrassing, all-over- the-place and absolutely necessary mess. This is what happens when you try to give birth to something:...
Mayor of Berlin Feels Heat over Latest Airport Delay
Mayor Klaus Wowereit said he would resign his position on a supervisory board handling the construction of the new airport.The seemingly endless series of delays and debacles entangling Berlin's new airport has claimed its first political victim after the...
Netanyahu's Big Lead Carries Risk ; Presuming His Victory Is Assured, Some Backers Drift toward Niche Parties
Two weeks before national elections, Israel's incumbent prime minister is battling a problem that, at first glance, may seem enviable: Everyone seems sure that he will win.Can a candidate ever be too far in the lead for his own good?As Israel's election...
Nominees to Grill
Before they can expect confirmation by the Senate, Chuck Hagel and John Brennan have serious questions to answer.In nominating Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary and John Brennan to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, President Obama has...
Oil Exports by Iran Are Down 40%, Minister Says
The acknowledgment of a sharp drop in petroleum revenue as a result of sanctions came as the government stopped selling jet fuel to domestic airlines unless they paid cash, leading to flight cancellations.The Iranian oil minister has acknowledged for...
Oil Sands Study Stirs Cancer Fears ; Levels of Chemicals Rose in Canadian Lakes Close to Extraction Facilities
Researchers found that the levels of cancer-causing deposits in lakes north of the center of the oil sands industry have been steadily rising since large-scale oil sands production began in 1978.The development of Alberta's oil sands has increased the...
Only You Can Prevent Digital Wildfires
Social media can rapidly spread dubious and dangerous information. We need to build some firewalls to contain the risk.In 1938, thousands of Americans famously mistook a radio adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel "War of the Worlds" for a genuine news...
On TV, a Vigorous Chavez ; Images Project Authority Even as a Showdown Looms over Swearing-In
Though the Venezuelan president has not been seen or heard from since his departure for cancer treatment in Cuba on Dec. 11, he maintains a robust presence at home through the media.They run around the clock on state television, highly polished videos...
Pakistan Accused of Killing 2 Kashmir Indian Soldiers
Indian and Pakistani soldiers traded gunfire on Tuesday in Kashmir for the second time in three days, this time leading to Indian claims that the Pakistanis had killed two Indian soldiers.Indian and Pakistani soldiers traded gunfire on Tuesday in the disputed...
Pipeline to Obama Is Male Dominated ; Record on Appointments of Women Betters Bush's but Only Equals Clinton's
The Obama administration has compiled a record that significantly exceeds the proportion of women appointed by President George W. Bush but does no better than matching the Clinton administration.In an Oval Office meeting on Dec. 29, 10 of President...
Rare Alliance Acted to Keep Lid on Syrian Gas Weapons ; Public and Private Outcry Stopped Preparation of Bombs, but Risks Remain
American and European officials say that while crisis was averted in the week from late November to early December, they are by no means resting easy.In the last days of November, Israel's top military commanders called the Pentagon to discuss troubling...
Sony Is Said to Join BMG in Bid for EMI Assets ; Giants of Music Industry Planning to Buy, and Then Share, Catalogs
The two are making a joint bid for EMI assets that are being sold by Universal Music Group, according to people with knowledge of the talks.Sony and BMG, onetime partners in one of the music world's biggest mergers, are teaming up again on a bid to buy...
Tests Await New Chief at Anglo American ; Choice of Gold Executive to Lead Platinum Giant Gets Nod from Analysts
Mark Cutifani has the operational experience to improve earnings and the political connections in South Africa to navigate contentious topics, some analysts said.Strikes at mines in South Africa, cost overruns at some projects and a share price that...
Treasure beneath the Turkish Mud ; Buried Mediterranean City Yields a Pristine Chapel and Promises More Riches
Buried Mediterranean city yields a pristine 13th-century chapel and promises further riches.In the fourth century A.D., a bishop named Nicholas transformed the ancient city of Myra on the Mediterranean coast of what is now Turkey into a Christian capital....
U.S. Banks to Pay $8.5 Billion for Mortgage Aid ; Deal with Regulators Aims to Resolve Claims of Foreclosure Abuses
The settlement announced Monday is intended to end a troubled foreclosure review of millions of loan files that was mandated by the banking regulators.U.S. regulators have reached an $8.5 billion settlement with 10 major lenders to resolve claims of...
U.S. Lawyers Divided over Terrorism Cases ; If Charges Are Dropped, Fewer Detainees Could Receive Tribunal Trials
The Obama administration legal team is divided over whether to drop two terrorism cases, a decision that could significantly reduce the number of other prisoners who can receive tribunal trials.The Obama administration legal team is divided over whether...
U.S. Workers Paid Price for China Tariffs, Study Finds
After the U.S. Congress passed trade legislation that fixed the level of tariffs on imports from China, removing uncertainty about the tariffs, U.S. executives responded by moving production to Asia.When people argue that uncertainty about taxation and...
'Viva Forever!' or Maybe Not ; the Spice Girls Musical Really, Really Arrives; 2 One-Acts Enliven National
The much-discussed Spice Girls tribute musical arrives on stage with much froth. At the National, two Alan Bennett one-acts are much needed grace notes.Here's one of the more polite questions that occurred to me midway through "Viva Forever!," the show...
Why Hagel Was Picked
To pay for health care, there will have to be defense cuts that overwhelm anything in recent history.Americans don't particularly like government, but they do want government to subsidize their health care. They believe that health care spending improves...
Wolf Packs in Siberia Bring State of Emergency ; Regional Authorities Offer Big Bounties after Livestock Is Killed
In the far north, hunters take to the woods to collect high bounties on the hides of hungry wolves who are ravaging domesticated livestock because their natural prey is scarce..A region in Siberia has declared a state of emergency because of an explosion...
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