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 16, 2013

2 Rarities Left to Battle Each Other ; U.S. Men in Short Supply in Melbourne, and Top 2 to Square off Wednesday
Sam Querrey and Brian Baker, the two highest-ranked Americans at the Australian Open, will face each other in their second-round match Wednesday.Sam Querrey, who at No. 22 is the only seeded American man in the singles draw of the Australian Open, finished...
Adoptions in Russia's Legal Limbo ; Would-Be Parents Stuck in Country While System Appears to Be Frozen
Adoptive parents are caught in Russia's sprawling bureaucracy, trying to figure out precisely what the ban means, and what higher- ups at the Kremlin actually want and expect them to do.Despite the controversial adoption ban that has roiled the Russian...
After Outcry, Goldman Won't Defer U.K. Pay
The firm decided that it would not delay the payment of bonuses to its staff in Britain, which would have helped investment bankers benefit from a lower income tax rate.Goldman Sachs decided Tuesday that it would not delay the payment of bonuses to its...
A Hero's Welcome in Congo ; Surgeon, Who Speaks out about Horrors of Rape, Returns after an Attack
A gynecological surgeon renowned for repairing the insides of thousands of brutally raped women returned after more than two months in exile after nearly being assassinated, possibly for speaking out.It was as if someone extraordinarily famous had come...
Alibaba Chief Scaling Back Role at Company He Started
But Jack Ma will hold onto the role of executive chairman of one of the biggest Internet companies in the world. He plans to name his successor when his title change becomes effective May 10.After 14 years of building up Alibaba Group into one of the biggest...
Anti-Semitic Rants in His Past Put Egypt's Leader in a Bind
The exposure this month of virulent comments by Mohamed Morsi has revealed sharp anti-Semitic and anti-Western sentiments, raising questions about his efforts to present himself as a force for moderation.CORRECTION APPENDED Nearly three years...
A Reason for Children to Chip in for College: Better Grades
The author of a new study suggests that students who get a blank check from their parents may not take their education as seriously as others.Parents saving for college costs, take heed: A new U.S. study has found that the more college money parents...
A Rising Mogul Bets on 'Ender's Game' ; Science Fiction Film Seeks to Tap into Billion-Dollar Audience of Young Adults
Gigi Pritzker is poised to expand her tiny company, OddLot Entertainment, with the youth-oriented science fiction film, which Warner Brothers failed to make.CORRECTIONS APPENDED Back when there were only a couple of "Harry Potter" pictures, and...
Armstrong Says He'll Implicate Cycling Officials
Lance Armstrong, who confessed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had used performance-enhancing drugs, is planning to testify against cycling officials, but not other riders.In an interview with Oprah Winfrey that is scheduled for broadcast...
Assad's Foes Fail to Win Hearts and Minds ; Ordinary Syrians Remain Undecided, Especially Members of Minorities
Ordinary Syrians, especially members of minorities, remain on the fence.As the Syrian conflict nears the two-year mark, the opposition and its international backers have failed to win the support and trust of rank-and-file government supporters, including...
A.T.P. Chief to Resign with Illness
Brad Drewett, who has been leading the men's tour for only a year, said Tuesday that he had A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.Brad Drewett, executive chairman and president of the A.T.P. Tour, announced Tuesday that he had been diagnosed with...
A Yankee in Shakespeare's Court ; U.S. Actor Gives Glimpse of the World Backstage at the National Theatre
The U.S. actor John Lithgow gives a glimpse of the world backstage at the National Theatre.The language of theater here is slightly different from ours in New York. The crackly speaker in a London dressing room is called the "tannoy." The opening night...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.EVOLUTION Wrinkles after a long bath have a positive back storyThe prune-like wrinkles that develop after a long, hot bath may have an evolutionary purpose, researchers say.Writing in the journal...
California Sees Promise in a New Model of Online Education ; Collaborative Process May Reduce Dropout Rate and Ease Professors' Fears
San Jose State University has teamed up with a private company to offer a series of Web courses that could reach thousands of students at lower cost.A plan to offer an array of online college classes at a California public university could, if the students...
Chrysler Basks in Glow of Unlikely Revival ; Jazzy New Models Push a Once-Broke Carmaker Ahead of Detroit Rivals
The automaker's chief executive said he expected the upward sales trend to continue, helping both Chrysler and its Italian parent, Fiat.Just a few years ago, as it plunged into bankruptcy, Chrysler was a wreck of a company. But strong sales and hot new...
Contraction in Euro Zone Also Drags on Germany ; Once a Pillar of Growth, Economy Shrinks Nearly 0.5% as Investors Pause
The decline was largely the result of sagging investment by German managers worried about the future of the euro zone.The economic stagnation in Europe has taken a significant toll on Germany, with government figures released Tuesday showing that the Continent's...
Dell Shares Rise on News of Possible Takeover ; Equity Deal Would Allow Struggling Company to Make Radical Changes
While a buyout would not solve any of Dell's problems, it would enable the company to take radical measures outside the harsh glare imposed by shareholders.Public investors are excited about the prospect of Dell going private.Shares of Dell spiked nearly...
Dim Hopes for a Free Press in China
Investigative reporting and opinion commentary are the two high grounds of Chinese journalism, and the Communist Party has cracked down on both.A standoff between one of China's biggest newspapers, Southern Weekend, and the national government ended...
Dozens Reported Dead at Syrian Campus
A death toll of 52 people and dozens of injuries were reported Tuesday in the explosions at Aleppo University, which was in a government-controlled part of the Syrian city.A series of devastating explosions in Syria struck the Aleppo University campus...
English Club Takes a Huge Risk for a Big Payoff
The club is among the most active in the transfer window as it tries to climb out of the bottom of the standings and stay in the Premier League.The January sales around European soccer resemble the scene inside a high-rolling casino, but with human chips,...
Facebook's Next Challenge: Search ; Mining Its Personal Data Could Give the Network a Chance to Catch Google
Although Facebook has been steadily climbing on Wall Street since its tumultuous debut last May, its ability to ferret out treasure from junk is its ticket to toppling Google and becoming the king of search.Nearly a year after it announced its bid to...
Fitch Warns of Downgrade Unless U.S. Debt Limit Rises ; Rating Agency Appears to Question Usefulness of Any Ceiling on Spending
The rating agency warned that a failure by Congress to raise the U.S. federal government's statutory borrowing limit would "very likely" prompt a downgrade.Fitch Ratings warned on Tuesday that failure by the U.S. Congress to raise the federal government's...
For a Green Light, Hollywood Heads to Beijing
The lure of access to the fast-growing Chinese film market is entangling studios and moviemakers with state censors in mainland China, where notions of free expression simply do not apply.When "Kung Fu Panda 3" kicks its way into Chinese theaters in 2016,...
France to the Rescue
France and its allies moved quickly to block jihadis from taking Bamako. Now come the tough diplomatic and political challenges.On Jan. 11, French military forces entered Mali, taking and inflicting casualties in a war as sudden as it is important. Even...
From Afghan Cave, a 1,000-Year-Old Peek at Jewish Life
A batch of the paper pages, discovered in a cave in Afghanistan, is being exhibited this month at the National Library of Israel. The writings provide details on a little understood Jewish society.A batch of 1,000-year-old manuscripts from the mountainous northern...
Gloom Starts to Dissipate over the Global Economy ; World Bank Describes a 'Dramatic' Easing in Financial Conditions
The World Bank described a "dramatic" easing of financial conditions around the world, stemming in no small part from policy changes to soothe the bond markets in Europe.Some of the darkest clouds threatening the global economy have lifted, the World...
Good Sense and Nonsense in Precious Poetry
In "Madness, Rack and Honey," a book of essays, Mary Ruefle muses on language, writing and speaking sentences that last lifetimes.Madness, Rack and Honey. Collected Lectures. By Mary Ruefle. 326 pages. Wave Books, paperback, $25.Last summer and autumn,...
HARDEN the Gun Laws
The White House has a rare chance to propose and push through an agenda of tougher laws for public safety.The next few weeks represent a rare opportunity to harden the nation's gun laws and reduce the threat of rapid-fire violence in America. A month...
How U.S. Hit a Dead End in Case against Billionaire
A U.S. investigation of a former Wall Street trader provides a lens into the government's aggressive crackdown on insider trading and fierce pursuit of Steven A. Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund owner.When Jonathan Hollander left his high-flying job at...
Impatience in Europe for Deal on U.S. Trade ; Delay in Plan for Talks Has E.U. Leaders Waiting for Signal from Obama
Many are hoping that President Barack Obama will signal support for a pact in his State of the Union address next month.U.S. and European officials are taking longer than expected to agree to begin trade talks, leading to some barely contained impatience...
Indian Court Orders Arrest of Porsche Executives
The warrants for Matthias Muller, the chief executive, and eight other people stem from a court case filed by Precision Cars India, a former importer of Porsche cars that is based in New Delhi.An Indian court has issued an arrest warrant for Matthias...
Indonesian Women on Motorbikes: How to Sit Properly
A proposed bylaw in a city in the conservative Indonesian province of Aceh that would require women to ride sidesaddle when on motorbikes has been criticized as discriminatory.A plan by officials in an Indonesian city to forbid women to straddle motorbikes...
In Nod to Healthier Lifestyles, Hotels and Airports Add Facilities for Yoga
Hotel companies, and even some airports, are beginning to cater to people who regularly practice yoga. And they are providing the space and equipment often for no charge.Ed Michael Reggie, a health care executive from New York, is even more devoted to...
In Washington, Digging in Deeper on Debt ; as Deadline Approaches on Limit, Obama and Republicans Stand Firm
The president demanded that Congress unconditionally raise the limit on his authority to borrow money to pay its bills, but Republicans insisted that he agree to equal spending cuts.With each side claiming popular support, President Barack Obama and...
Israeli Forces Kill Young Palestinian during Clash ; Death Adds to Tensions after 2 Recent Shootings along Border with Gaza
The death of the teenager adds to tensions after two recent shootings along the border with Gaza.Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian teenager on Tuesday during a confrontation along the West Bank barrier, underscoring the potential for spiraling...
Italy Shutters a Consulate in Libya after Armed Attack
The consul in Benghazi was unhurt, but the attack raised further concerns about the tenuous security situation in Libya.Citing "security concerns," Italy suspended the activities of its consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday and withdrew its staff,...
JPMorgan Told to Fix Trading Loss Issues
U.S. regulators issued dual cease-and-desist orders to JPMorgan Chase on Monday after identifying deficiencies in several layers of the bank that led to a multibillion-dollar trading loss last year.U.S. banking regulators have hit JPMorgan Chase with...
More Space, More Clout for Open
It Australian Open is in the midst of a growth spurt, and its officials have been the most openly supportive of men's players' demands for a bigger percentage of Grand Slam revenue.A year ago, at their annual meeting in Melbourne, the world's leading...
Multimedia's Master Prophet ; Nam June Paik Used Art to Predict the Dizzying Expansion of Modern TV
Nam June Paik used his art to predict the rapid expansion of modern television, coining the term "superhighway" and leading the way for many other contemporary artists.It's been a while -- more than a decade -- since the last big American survey of Nam...
Music Retailer HMV Enters Bankruptcy ; Chain Hit by Online Rivals and Economic Slowdown; Options Include a Sale
HMV said it had failed to reach an agreement with its creditors over outstanding debts and would appoint administrators to oversee the business.The music retailer HMV announced Tuesday that it had entered administration, a form of bankruptcy, as it became...
Nationalists or Islamists?
The West ignored the demands of the Tuaregs until their struggle was hijacked by Islamists.Western powers were taken by surprise by the sudden emergence of an Islamist regime in northern Mali, and are scrambling to understand what has transpired there....
New Delhi Only Seems Far Away
Blithely criticizing failings in attitudes toward women far away is easy. Focusing on why it is that so few women come forward to report sex crimes in England and Wales has proved harder.Only an estimated 15 percent of female victims of rape and sexual assault...
Obama Pushes Full Throttle on Gun Legislation
Gun control supporters said President Barack Obama would unveil a broad list of measures at a White House event Wednesday.President Barack Obama is throwing the full force of his office behind a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence that calls for legislation...
Off-the-Air TV Drama in Iran ; Many Suspect Authorities in Blackout of Soap Opera Broadcast from Dubai
Wild rumors are flying in Iran about the causes of the blackout of a popular Turkish soap opera broadcast illegally from Dubai, with many people suspecting government involvement.On Sunday, as they do each week, Shahnaz and her elderly mother turned...
Paris Pledges More Troops in Mali ; Bracing for Long Conflict, France Also Calls for Arab Support in Conflict
Bracing for a conflict that could be long and perilous, Paris also called on Tuesday for Arab support to bolster an African force to fight the insurgents.As France carried out new airstrikes against Islamist fighters in central Mali, Paris pledged on...
Real Life Crashes the Party for American Television's Violent Fictions ; in Wake of Mass Killings, Networks Face Questions about Extreme Mayhem
Television executives are coming under pressure over the content of their programming in the wake of recent mass shootings.When Kevin Reilly, the chairman for entertainment at the Fox network, commissioned a thriller series called "The Following," about...
Renault Plans to Eliminate 7,500 Jobs in France
The automaker says that it is suffering from an excess of production capacity in a weakened European market and that the plan would save EUR 400 million in annual fixed costs.France's ailing industrial sector has taken another body blow, with Renault...
The Banker Who Backed Armstrong
Thomas Weisel was Lance Armstrong's biggest financial supporter and the single individual most responsible for the money machine that propelled Mr. Armstrong's career.When Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey about his alleged use of illegal...
The Foreclosure Fiasco
How has the government fumbled the Great Foreclosure Crisis? Let's count the ways.It's only been a few days since Jessica Silver-Greenberg's article on the latest bank settlement was posted on The New York Times's Web site. But I'm still shaking my head....
The Science of Staying Happy in a Marriage ; to Keep the Spark Alive, Couples Need to Stay Tuned in to One Another
The passion ignited by a new love inevitably cools and must mature into the caring, compassion and companionship that can sustain a long-lasting relationship.CORRECTION APPENDED When people fall in love and decide to marry, the expectation is nearly...
To-Do Lists and the Art of Procrastination ; Research Has Come Up with a Defense of This Universal Condition
Science has come up with a defense of this lamentable condition.For five years, or maybe it's more like 10, I've been meaning to publish a New Year's Day column offering a bold resolution for the coming year: "The Power of Positive Procrastination."Well,...
Top Court in Pakistan Orders Arrest of Premier ; Justices' Ruling Intensifies Standoff between Leaders and Growing Opposition
The order from the Supreme Court came as an enigmatic preacher- turned-politician addressed thousands of supporters outside Parliament, calling for the ouster of the government.The Pakistani Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Prime Minister...
U.S. to Give Spy Drones to Afghans, Karzai Says ; Nations Still Negotiating Security Agreement after End of Foreign Mission
In his first public comments since returning from Washington, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan also said the handover of detainees held by U.S. forces would be sped up.President Hamid Karzai has announced that the United States will give Afghanistan...
Wal-Mart Plans to Hire Any U.S. Veteran Who Asks
Company officials said they believed the program, which is officially scheduled to begin in May, would lead to the hiring of more than 100,000 people in the next five years.Wal-Mart Stores, the largest retailer in the world, announced Tuesday that it...
Weaker Demand Seen for iPhone ; Apple's Share Price Sags as Lower-Cost Devices Take Sales outside U.S
Worries about low-cost competition weighed on Apple's stock after reports the company had reduced orders of iPhone 5 screens, suggesting that demand for the phone could be weaker than expected.CORRECTION APPENDED By now, most of the world knows...
Wearing Cross Is Sometimes Protected, European Court Rules
An airline worker in Britain won her case, but the European Court of Human Rights ruled against three other Christians.An airline worker in Britain secured a legal victory Tuesday for those who believe Christians face discrimination in secular modern societies...
Why Mali Must Be Rescued
The United States and France must bring North Africa into the fight to prevent Mali from becoming a desert stronghold for Islamist militants.French airstrikes that began on Friday have stopped, for now, a network of terrorists, criminals and religious...
Widening War in Mali
The French airstrikes make sense. But they are no substitute for what the Malian Army must now do for itself.France's initial airstrikes have, so far, failed to halt the southward advance of Islamist rebels in Mali. Containing these militias, which are...
Writing about What Haunts Us
Why did he take the gloves? My character could never express it in words and the story kept collapsing.I've been trying to lie about this story for years. As a fiction writer, I feel an almost righteous obligation to the untruth. Fabrication is my livelihood,...
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