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 8, 2013

Afghanistan Choices
Should there be American troops left in Afghanistan after 2014? Ideally, no, but the Pentagon is pushing for them.President Obama will soon make critical choices on Afghanistan, including how fast to withdraw 66,000 American troops and whether to keep...
Alexander Leaf, 92, Doctor and Heart Health Advocate
Dr. Leaf was probably best known for his work on heart disease, advocating prevention through exercise and diet, particularly foods low in animal fat and sodium.Alexander Leaf, a versatile physician and research scientist who was an early advocate of...
A Loss That Could Hurt More Down the Road ; Washington Fears Worst after Rookie Re-Injures Knee in Playoff Defeat
Robert Griffin III, the rookie quarterback sensation, re-injured his right knee as Washington lost their wild-card game to Seattle, 24-14.Robert Griffin III lay on the 5-yard line, with the ball -- and the Washington Redskins' season -- inches away from...
A Meaty Tale, Carnivorous and Twisted
Meat plays an outsize role in the demented behavior in Mo Yan's novel "Pow!"Pow! By Mo Yan. Translated by Howard Goldblatt. 386 pages. Seagull Books, $27.50; Pounds 18. Mo Yan, the controversial Chinese winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, is...
A Rush to Reinvent Learning ; Students Flock to Web, but a Model That Pays the Bills Remains Elusive
In less than a year, Coursera, an online education company, has attracted two million users and $22 million in venture capital.In August, four months after Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng started Coursera, an online education company, its free college courses...
Bank of America Settles over Mortgages
Bank of America agreed on Monday to pay more than $10 billion to settle claims over troubled mortgages that soured during the housing crash.Bank of America agreed on Monday to pay more than $10 billion to Fannie Mae, a mortgage-buying arm of the U.S....
Berlin's Mayor Feels Heat over Airport Delay
The mayor of Berlin said he would resign his position on a supervisory board handling the construction of the city's new airport after yet another delay in its completion.The seemingly endless series of delays and debacles entangling the new Berlin airport...
Berlusconi Revives Link with Ally for Elections ; His Party Will Run Jointly with Northern League; He Would Not Be Premier
While Silvio Berlusconi, 76, will head the coalition of his People of Liberty and the Northern League, he would not be its candidate for prime minister if the center-right won.After weeks of political wrangling, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi...
Big Firms Exploit Tax Break Intended for Farmers ; Widespread Tactic Shows Hurdles Obama Will Face in Tightening Fiscal Rules
Major companies have avoided millions in taxes by using an exemption originally designed to help farmers, according to evidence recently presented at a U.S. District Court trial.It began more than 90 years ago as a small tax break intended to help farmers...
China Plans to Reform Labor Camps ; Labor Camps, Often Used to Silence Critics, Likely to Be Changed or Abolished
Although the announcement lacked details, legal advocates said they were hopeful that the system would be significantly modified, if not abolished altogether.China's draconian system of re-education through labor will be reformed in the coming year,...
China Signals Changes in Its System of Re-Education ; Advocates Hope Practice of Detention without Trial Will Be Abolished
Beijing may in the coming year start reforming its draconian and widely despised system of re-education through labor, according to the state media.China will start reforming its draconian system of re-education through labor in the coming year, according...
Choice of Defense Chief Comes with a Fight Attached
President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Chuck Hagel, a former Republican U.S. senator, as secretary of defense and John O. Brennan, as C.I.A. director.Risking a potentially rancorous battle with Congress at the start of his second term, President...
Coach's Stint in N.F.L. Was Short, Atypical and Unforgettable ; Saban Lasted Just 2 Years in Miami, Where He Liked to Control Everything
Before Nick Saban led the University of Alabama back to prominence, he coached the Miami Dolphins in the N.F.L., with players remembering him as both a genius and a control freak.The Lost Years of Nick Saban are the two seasons he coached near here,...
Court Bans Reporting of Delhi Rape Case ; Magistrate Says Chaos Makes It 'Impossible to Carry out Proceedings'
As five of the six defendants appeared in a crowded courtroom, female lawyers argue that no one should represent the accused.A New Delhi court put a blanket ban on reporting the trial of the Delhi gang rape case on Monday, responding to a chaotic courtroom packed...
Decked out in Authenticity Rather Than 'Sex and the City' Glamour
Where "Sex and the City" created a high-end designer-driven fantasy, "Girls" strives above all else for authenticity.The fashions on the HBO series "Girls" may not be aspirational, but they are very much intentional. "We are very conscious about what...
Demonstrators Rally to Protest Censorship
Public figures came out to back a strike by journalists in Guangzhou to protest interference by officials.In a rare public protest over media censorship, hundreds of people gathered outside the headquarters of a newspaper company in southern China on...
Director Keeps Up with the 'Up' Series ; Michael Apted Returns to Signature Work, as His 'Schoolchildren' Reach 56
Michael Apted returns with the latest installment of his monumental documentary series, tracking a group of English schoolchildren at seven-year intervals.CORRECTION APPENDED Michael Apted has done the math: "I figured out that when we do '84,'...
Disney Looks for Technological Magic ; Every Swipe of a Bracelet Will Track Park Visitors' Behavior in Minute Detail
Disney in the coming months plans to begin introducing a vacation management system called MyMagic+ that will drastically change the way Disney World is experienced.CORRECTION APPENDED Imagine Walt Disney World with no entry turnstiles. Cash?...
Early Resistance to Pentagon Pick ; Some Fellow Republicans Express Doubts on Hagel as Expected Nominee
Chuck Hagel, a prominent Republican, is already drawing fire from members of his own party and from those who believe his approach to Iran and defense matters has never been hawkish enough.When President Barack Obama nominates Chuck Hagel, the maverick Republican...
France Halts Online Ad Shield ; Case Suggests New Path for Europe as Telecoms Seek Share of Web Riches
The provider, Free, restored the ads but its gambit set off a debate on who should pay for the communications networks that carry booming online content.In a potential test case for Europe, the French government on Monday ordered a big Internet service...
Greek Forces Spared from Deep Cuts
The armed forces, so far, have gotten away relatively lightly among the drastic cuts that have affected health care, transportation and education.The euro crisis has not been good for NATO's secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Mr. Rasmussen has...
Haze of Yellow Smog Suffocates Tehran ; Improvised Gasoline, a Response to Sanctions, Is Big Cause, Experts Say
For days, officials in the city have been calling on residents to remain indoors or avoid central areas, saying that with air pollution at such high levels, venturing outside could be tantamount to "suicide."CORRECTION APPENDED Already battered...
Is Google like Gas or like Steel?
The F.T.C. decision permits Google to continue to use its own judgment in analyzing search requests and presenting pertinent results, a victory for online expression.After a two-year investigation, the Federal Trade Commission concluded last week that...
Israel Moving to Construct a Fence on Syrian Border ; Leader Seeks to Reinforce His Security Credentials before Jan. 22 Elections
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a barrier was needed to protect Israel from "infiltration and terrorism" by extremists.Israel has announced that it is constructing a border fence along the length of its armistice line with Syria in the Golan Heights...
Israel's True Friends
The Hagel nomination will spur a much-needed debate in America on what constitutes friendship toward Israel.President Obama's decision to nominate Chuck Hagel, a maverick Republican with enough experience of war to loathe it, as his next secretary of...
Jailing of Madoff Hasn't Curtailed Frauds
Every month, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority penalizes more than 100 brokers for various actions, including unauthorized trading and fraudulent activities.To Philip Horn, the Braemar Country Club was not just a golf course, it was an extension...
Lukewarm over Russia's Beer Law ; Plan to Cut Consumption Draws Cautious Support, with a Note of Pessimism
Hoping to curb drinking in public, Russia has made buying beer less convenient, classifying it as an alcoholic beverage rather than food, and limiting its sale at kiosks and train stations.Viktor, a 56-year-old security guard from Usinsk, in Russia's Arctic,...
Madoff's Locked Away, but Schemers Abound
Problems remain with policing the financial industry, even after the wave of rules enacted since the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff's giant fraud scheme in 2008.To Philip Horn, the Braemar Country Club was not just a golf course, it was an extension of...
Moving 10 Kilometers, and a World, Away ; Holdouts in Peru Resist Shifting of Village at Site Where China Plans Mine
A Chinese company plans to demolish a century-old town to make way for an enormous copper mine, but hundreds of residents have held out, staging marches and other protests.CORRECTION APPENDED High among barren peaks, a Chinese mining company...
New Rules for the New Year
Congress must make it a tradition to drive off the fiscal cliff every year.2012: I call it the year in "meh." Not the worst we've ever experienced, but nothing particularly great to say about it either. Like being a socialite, but in Tampa. I am looking...
Nothing Left to Lose, an Actor Ages into His Dark Side ; Reed Birney Translates Success off Broadway into Return to Broadway
After decades of journeyman work, the actor has translated his recent Off Broadway success into a return to Broadway.When Reed Birney's big break finally came, after 30 years as a journeyman actor in New York, he nearly let it pass him by. Like many...
One of the 'Girls' but Still Trying to Fit in ; Fame Finds Zosia Mamet, but like Her Character in Series, She's a Tad Skittish
Fame finds Zosia Mamet, but like her character in series she's a tad skittish.Zosia Mamet was in upstate New York shooting a movie in 2010 when she received a call: The producers of "Girls," a new TV series on HBO, created by some up-and-coming writer-director...
Paper Names Gun Owners, and Then Becomes a Target ; Threats Follow Release of Online Map and the Publication of Addresses
Editors and writers at The Journal News, in suburban New York, have received threats in retaliation for an online map showing the names and addresses of permit holders.Local newspapers across the United States look for articles that will bring them national...
Prison Terms Upheld for 13 Dissidents in Bahrain
Opponents of the government said the move signaled that the monarchy was ignoring calls to negotiate a political solution that could quiet the country's two-year uprising.A court in Bahrain on Monday upheld prison sentences for 13 of the country's most...
Proponents of Smarter Guns Struggle to Overcome Industry Resistance
Biometrics and grip pattern detection can sense the registered owner of a gun and allow only that person to fire it. But you would be hard-pressed to find this technology on many weapons sold in stores.Gun owners and advocates are fond of saying, "Guns...
Reawakening 'Sleeping Beauty' and a 3rd Tchaikovsky Ballet ; Matthew Bourne Tackles Another Classic with His Innate Revisionist Style
Matthew Bourne tackles another classic with his innate revisionist style.No small amount of anticipation has attended the opening of Matthew Bourne's new "Sleeping Beauty," the final piece in his reworking of the famous Tchaikovsky ballets. He created "Nutcracker!"...
Regulators Delay New Rules for Banks ; Stricter Global Controls Put off until 2019 over Fears of Economic Effects
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 financial regulators.A group of top regulators and central bankers have given...
Ryan Taking a More Pragmatic Approach to Politics ; 'Yes' Vote on Tax Deal Portrayed as a Display of Leadership for the Future
The Republican representative's vote in support of the plan, which raised tax rates on higher incomes while locking in lower rates for the vast majority of households, was both pragmatic and political.After his presidential bid failed in 2008, John McCain...
Steroid Era Clouds Everyone's Legacy
Though plenty of top players are making their debuts this year on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, no one may be elected because voters don't know how to judge them after years of doping suspicions.I hope what you read here is wrong, as misguided as...
The Big Fail
Standard economics offered good answers, but political leaders chose to ignore what they should have known.It's that time again: the annual meeting of the American Economic Association and affiliates, a sort of medieval fair that serves as a marketplace...
Top Google Official Joins Delegation to North Korea ; Search Giant Hasn't Said Why Schmidt Is Visiting State That Blocks Internet
Eric E. Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has kept quiet about why he joined a delegation led by Bill Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador.The executive chairman of Google, Eric E. Schmidt, has joined a private delegation led by Bill Richardson,...
U.S. Banks Settle Claims over Roles in Mortgages ; Regulators Found Flaws in Loans and Foreclosures That Aggravated Crisis
Bank of America and other institutions agreed to pay $18.5 billion in separate deals Monday involving troubled loans and foreclosure abuses, highlighting the extent of their role in the financial crisis.Bank of America agreed Monday to pay more than...
Winning Back Fans Just One of Many Tasks for N.H.L
The league faces a huge task in winning back fans and corporate sponsors, and attendance is expected to take a hit in markets that already were struggling.Sunday morning, the long-dormant National Hockey League began stirring to life. The 113-day lockout...
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