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 2, 2013

A Controversial Rest, a Fine and a Team Renewed ; San Antonio Coach Says He Doesn't Regret Giving His 3 Stars a Game Off
Since Coach Gregg Popovich gave his three stars a game off, resulting in a $250,000 fine, they have led the San Antonio Spurs to 12 wins in 16 games.On the first play of the second half of the San Antonio Spurs' blowout victory over the Brooklyn Nets...
Aid for Laos, with a Catch ; China-Financed Rail Link Brings Economic and Environmental Dangers
Most of the benefits from the project, which has run into some serious objections from international development organizations, would flow to China while most of the costs would be borne by Laos.Wang Quan, the Chinese new owner of a hotel in this farm...
An Enigma Poised in the Shadow of a Spotlight ; for Kathryn Bigelow, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Brings Questions, Wanted or Not
For the director Kathryn Bigelow, 'Zero Dark Thirty' brings questions, wanted or not.Maya, the unyielding Osama bin Laden hunter at the center of Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," is defined only by her work. What psychological forces from her past...
Another Fiscal Flop
The deal we are heading toward is discouraging. It doesn't involve a single hard decision.Over the course of the 20th century, America built its welfare state. It was, by and large, a great achievement, expanding opportunity and security for millions....
Assets Freed, Tribune Co. May Split
After four years of its assets being tied up in court, Tribune Co. is likely to be broken up and sold to different buyers, analysts said. Whether they will be sold all at once or by region remained to be seen.Analysts and prospective buyers are preparing...
Attack in Pakistan Kills 7 Teachers and Aid Workers
The attack fit a pattern of violence against charity and aid workers in recent weeks that officials have attributed to the Pakistani Taliban.Continuing a militant campaign of violence against aid workers in Pakistan, gunmen on Tuesday killed seven Pakistani...
Austerity's Pain Heals Latvia ; Proponents See a Model for Europe; Others Point to a History of Suffering
While they have brought unrest in other European countries, tough economic measures appear to have revived Latvia's economy.When a credit-fueled economic boom turned to bust in Latvia in 2008, Didzis Krumins, the head of a small architectural company, fired...
Beverly Hills, Push Over: Gangnam Aims for the A-List
The Seoul neighborhood of Gangnam, made world-famous by Psy's runaway hit "Gangnam Style," is trying to seize the opportunity to gain the global recognition that it believes it deserves.As monuments go, this one seems puny and tasteless next to the designer...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.CETOLOGY Humpback whales seek pairings based on sizeGoing underwater with video cameras and sonar, scientists have gained new insights into the mating behavior of humpback whales.They learned...
Catherine O'Neill, 70, an Advocate for Refugees
Ms. O'Neill co-founded the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children after visiting refugee camps and believing that an agency was needed to advocate for displaced women and families.Catherine O'Neill, whose travels with the International Rescue Committee...
Channeling Rage into a Movement
In the story of the 23-year-old woman who died from internal injuries inflicted with a metal rod during a gang rape, many women in the world's largest democracy say they see themselves.Neha Kaul Mehra says she was only 7 years old the first time she was...
Chefs Turn Bites of Big Apple into Global Export
As the economy in the United States sputters, New York restaurateurs are bringing their increasingly sought-after brands to the more robust economies of Asia and the Middle East.At Mario Batali's luxe new Lupa in a gleaming tower on Queen's Road here,...
China DNA Deal Clears U.S. Hurdle ; National Security Waiver, despite Outcry, Advances Bid for a Sequencing Firm
BGI-Shenzhen has been given approval by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment to proceed in its acquisition of Complete Genomics, which some in the industry have said poses a security threat.The U.S. government has given national security clearance...
Clinton Expected to Recover from Clot
Doctors said the blood clot, which seemed to take members of the secretary of state's staff by surprise, had not resulted in a stroke or neurological damage.CORRECTION APPENDED Doctors for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have said that...
Cutting Down Game Rangers with Deadly Skill
Ivory poaching has become ruthless with rebel groups and even government armies slaughtering thousands of elephants, and the rangers protecting them, to cash in on record-high ivory prices.Just before dawn, the rangers were hunched over in prayer, facing east....
Drawing Lessons from an Earlier Afghan Pullout
Though the withdrawal is now seen as a humiliating episode for the Soviet Union, scholars say that continuing military aid to the Afghan regime proved to be a successful tactic.The young president who ascended to office as an agent of change decides...
Drilling Rig Carrying Fuel Is Aground off Alaska ; Vessel, Owned by Shell, Broke Free from Tow Ships in Heavy Seas
Local officials say the emphasis will be on salvaging the thousands of gallons of fuel that are on board the rig.An enormous Shell Oil offshore drilling rig ran aground on an island in the Gulf of Alaska this week after it broke free from tow ships in...
Egypt's Islamists Struggle to Get the Better of a New Foe: A TV Comic
When a television comic began mocking ultraconservative Islamic sheiks for outlandish allegations they made against protesters, they turned on him, but their efforts to discredit him backfired.As a new Constitution engraves Islam ever more firmly into Egyptian...
Exercise and the Growth of an Ever-Smarter Brain ; Humans Were Shaped and Sharpened by the Need for Physical Activity
Our brains were shaped and sharpened by movement, an emerging view of human evolution goes, and we continue to require regular physical activity in order for our brains to function optimally.Anyone whose resolve to exercise in 2013 is a bit shaky might want...
Fiscal Deal Boils in House Caldron
Neither Democrats nor Republicans warmly embraced the compromise measure to avert the "fiscal cliff," but each pointed to some gains.As the new year began on Tuesday, congressional efforts to head off tax increases on most working Americans shifted to...
Flight from African Capital after Rebels Reject Deal ; President Offered to Form Unity Government in Central African Republic
Expecting violence in the standoff between the fragile central government and a rebel group that has rebuffed his latest power- sharing offer, many living in Bangui are packing their belongings and leaving.As efforts to broker a deal to stop a rebel...
For Balance in New Year, Some Companies Allow Employees to Disconnect
For the new year, some companies are embracing policies to make employees less attached to their electronic devices, having found that being disconnected at night bolsters daytime productivity.Resolutions to change behavior are common at this time of...
Gains Extend to 3rd Month for Factories in China
The results of a closely watched survey underline the view that the world's second-largest economy has settled into a mild rebound that is likely to extend into 2013.An important gauge of China's giant manufacturing sector, published Tuesday, showed...
Grim Resignation in a City Hit by Gaza Fire ; after November Rockets, Many Accept Likelihood of Future Missile Attacks
In the aftermath of November rockets fired from Gaza during an eight-day conflict, many residents have accepted the likelihood of future attacks, and few expect a peaceful long-term solution in their lifetimes.For the seven years she has been selling...
Guilty of Diving, or Simply Being Picked On?
The new calendar year opened without Gareth Bale in the lineup for Tottenham Hotspur. The winger was banned and, in effect, branded a cheat.Gareth Bale is the strongest and most consistently effective winger in the English league today.He is the player...
Hammer Falls across the N.F.L. as Season Ends ; in One Day, 5 Executives and 7 Coaches Are Fired as Teams Begin to Rebuild
Even by the tumultuous standards of the end of an N.F.L. season, this season's Black Monday stood out: a total of seven coaches and five managers were fired.Even by the tumultuous standards of the end of an National Football League season, Monday --...
Hong Kong Takes Division to Street ; Top Leader's Real Estate and Ties to Beijing Inspire Marches for and Against
Critics accuse Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's chief executive, of misleading the public on a real estate issue, and of being a puppet installed by Beijing.Thousands of demonstrators in rival marches crowded through Hong Kong's main shopping district on...
How Many Slaves Work for You?
We might consider what a new Emancipation Proclamation would look like, one written for our times.The Emancipation Proclamation, signed 150 years ago on Jan. 1, was a revolutionary achievement, and widely recognized as such at the time. Abraham Lincoln...
In China, Regulator's Family Gains by Firm's Rise ; Relatives Reaped Profits from Insurance Stake as He Supervised Industry
Dai Xianglong was the head of China's central bank and also had oversight of the insurance industry in 2002, when a company his relatives helped control bought a big stake in Ping An Insurance.Relatives of a top Chinese regulator profited enormously...
In Rush to Smuggle Rhino Horn, Some Unexpected Players
For international criminal organizations, trading rhino horn can be a highly profitable and safer venture than the drug trade, and the activity is fueling a slaughter of the species.They definitely did not look like ordinary big-game hunters, the stream...
Japan Can Champion Women's Rights
An official apology on "comfort women" is unlikely. But Japan can help consign sexual servitude to history."They started to drag us away, one by one. ... I hid under the table, but was soon found. ... The Japanese officer ... took his sword out of its...
Long Run for Bonds May Be Close to End
A growing number of professional investors are betting that the craze for bonds has gone too far, perhaps dangerously so.The big story in U.S. financial markets last year was not about stocks.Americans sold off their stock mutual funds, the most popular...
Mali's Many Troubles
The United Nations plan to support the ouster of extremist Islamists faces many challenges.The extremist Islamist militias that seized control of northern Mali in April have imposed their fanatical beliefs and barbaric punishments on the region's defenseless...
Military Harassment
The Pentagon must address a culture that has led to high levels of sexual assault and harassment.Pentagon officials have long declared their determination to eradicate the military's notorious culture of sexual violence. To judge from data made public...
N.H.L. and Players' Union Back on Speaking Terms
Commissioner Gary Bettman said the National Hockey League planned to get back in touch with the union on Tuesday morning, with more face-to-face talks possible in the afternoon.The National Hockey League Players' Association have made a counteroffer...
North Korea Hints at Thaw with Seoul ; in Speech, Leader Urges End to 'Confrontation' with South Korea
In what appeared to be an encouraging gesture to the incoming South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, called for an end to "confrontation" with the South.The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, on Tuesday called for...
Obama Deal Draws Quick Complaints from Liberals
President Barack Obama's fiscal deal with Republicans drew a harsh barrage of complaints from activists, labor leaders and liberal economists.President Barack Obama's fiscal deal with Republicans touched off a fresh wave of grievance among disappointed...
Paul Klee's Colorful Trail in Italy ; Exhibition in Rome Examines How Artist's Trips Influenced His Work
"Paul Klee and Italy," an exhibition of 45 of the artist's works at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, examines the influence of his visits to Italy on his painting.Four avant-garde painters -- Chagall, Klee, Kokoschka and Picasso -- were given...
Picaresque Adventures in the Workers' Paradise
"Happy Moscow," Andrey Platonov's novel of socialist realism from 1930s Russia, is a labor of love for the translators, and merely a labor for readers.Happy Moscow. By Andrey Platonov. Translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, with Nadya Bourova,...
Russia's Rising Middle Class Feeds Shopping Mall Frenzy ; Foreign Investors Offer Eye-Popping Sums for Top Retailing Projects
Shopping malls in Russia are booming businesses, drawing investments from international funds and Wall Street banks.Shoppers who find that 250 stores are not enough can go ice skating, watch movies or even ride a carousel, all under a single roof.It...
Setting the Record Straight on Good Eating Habits ; Exposing Food Myths, from Cured Meats to Trans Fats and Salmon
Jane E. Brody addresses some nutritional falsehoods that circulate widely and why, as a result, millions of people are squandering money on questionable, even hazardous foods and supplements.Let's start the new year on sound footing by addressing some nutritional...
Taking New Tacks in the Fight against Malware ; Viruses Are Outpacing Software Security Firms' Ability to Block Them
Anti-virus programs rarely, if ever, block freshly minted computer viruses, experts say, because the virus creators move too quickly. That is prompting start-ups and other companies to get creative.The anti-virus industry has a dirty little secret: Its...
The Power of a Hot Body
What could be more selfless than sharing heat from the tiny campfires in your cells?As I waited with a throng of Parisians in the Rambuteau Metro station on a blustery day, my frozen toes finally began to thaw. Alone we may have shivered, but together...
Times Correspondent Forced to Leave China
The Times applied for the reporter to be accredited to replace a correspondent who had been reassigned, but the authorities did not act before Dec. 31, despite numerous requests.A correspondent for The New York Times has been forced to leave mainland...
Toasting and Roasting Deal Makers
It is time for DealBook's annual "Closing Dinner," where we toast -- and more important, roast -- the deal makers of 2012 (and some of the hammering-out-the-fiscal-cliff-deal makers).Gentlemen, ladies, please take your seats.It is time for DealBook's...
U.S. Agency Approves Drug for Resistant Strain of TB
The Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment, discovered by a Johnson & Johnson unit, that can be used when other tuberculosis drugs fail.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis...
U.S. and European Bank Shares Buck the 2012 Pessimists ; Fears of Euro Zone's End Proved Unfounded with Gains in the Double Digits
While Europe hardly solved its economic problems, its stock markets turned out to be good investments, with bank shares among the best performers. The same could be said about America.A year ago, some thought 2012 was destined to be the year that the...
U.S. Banks near Settlement on Mortgage Abuse ; $10 Billion Pact Would Expand Relief for Former and Current Homeowners
Regulators are near to a $10 billion settlement with 14 banks, according to people close to the negotiations.U.S. banking regulators are close to a $10 billion settlement with 14 banks that would end the government's efforts to hold lenders responsible...
U.S. Lawmakers Forge Fiscal Policy Inch by Inch ; Sweeping Deals Give Way to Quick Fixes in Era of Intractable Partisanship
The confusing struggle to head off a U.S. fiscal crisis has made one thing crystal clear: The era of the Big Deal is over.The confusing struggle to head off a national fiscal crisis has made one thing crystal clear: The era of the Big Deal is over.Despite...
Why Russia Won't Help on Syria
Moscow simply does not believe that the U.N. should be in the business of endorsing the removal of a sitting government.With all the special-envoy visits to Moscow and accompanying news headlines, a casual observer might easily conclude that Russia holds the...
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