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 17, 2013

A Familiar Face Plays the Outsider in Italy ; with Flair for Populism, Berlusconi Hits Airwaves and Reshapes the Election
Analysts widely agree that there is little chance that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will govern Italy again, but he is likely to win enough seats in Parliament to achieve his goals.The dark, double-breasted suits have long been a mainstay,...
A Gender Balance Upended ; as Oil Boom Draws Men to North Dakota, Life Gets Complicated for Women
Young men have flocked to North Dakota, complicating life for women in the region.Christina Knapp and a friend were drinking shots at a bar in a nearby town several weeks ago when a table of about five men called them over and made an offer.They would...
A.I.G. Seeks to File More Lawsuits against Banks ; If It Is to Sue, Insurer Must First Win Court Fight with Entity Run by Fed
A.I.G. wants to be able to sue other banks besides Bank of America that sold it mortgage-backed securities that plunged in value during the financial crisis.Since the summer of 2011, the insurance giant American International Group has been battling...
Amid Pakistani Upheaval, Military Keeps Its Distance
The powerful military in Pakistan has maintained a cool distance from the unfolding political chaos, stoking speculation about whether its days of political intervention are really, as it claims, over.Barely a year after fears of a possible military...
Applause for a Saudi Advance ; but Many Hurdles Remain for Women despite New Role as Advisers to King
For the first time in Saudi Arabia's history, women have been appointed to the traditionally all-male king's advisory group, known as the Shura Council, which drafts laws and debates major issues.For the first time in Saudi Arabia's history, women have...
Approved Adoptions Stuck in Legal Limbo in Russia ; Would-Be Parents Wait While Courts Figure out What Kremlin Expects
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 adoption ban that has roiled the Russian public and deeply...
Art Thieves Target a Mexico Town ; Spike in Church Looting Brings out Armed Guards and Surveillance Cameras
After a rise in looting of relics from a town known for centuries- old churches -- and a lackluster response from the authorities -- residents have come up with a grass-roots protection system.Three men, field laborers by day, huddle on a bench as night descends,...
At Globalfest, It's a Small World after All ; Traditional Music as a Fusion of the Past with the Here and Now
At Globalfest in New York, traditional music becomes a fusion of the past with the here and now.Globalfest rediscovered America in its 10th annual showcase of world music, with 12 groups on Sunday night on three floors of Webster Hall. This year's lineup...
Board Cuts Pay in Half for Chief of JPMorgan ; Dimon Penalized after Derivatives Trading Loss; Quarterly Profit Up 53%
Despite the multibillion-dollar trading loss stemming from a bad bet on derivatives, the bank reported a record profit for the fourth quarter.As JPMorgan Chase reported surging profit Wednesday, its board said it had cut the pay package of its chief...
Buyers Are Scarce, but Carmakers Bet More on Electrics
Nissan, for instance, will offer a new base-model Leaf that costs $6,000 less than the current car.The greenest cars on the market -- electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids -- have attracted very few buyers so far.But instead of scaling back, major automakers...
Cameron Faces a Tightrope over Ties with the E.U
Assailed by speculation that Britain could leave the Union, the moment of truth is arriving for Prime Minister David Cameron, who on Friday will confront the immense toxic issue .His friends in Washington want him to stay. His supporters at home do not...
China Holds 7 in Effort to End Suicides over Tibet ; Punishment Is Imposed on Friends and Family of Those Who Self- Immolate
The arrests suggest that the Chinese government is ramping up the use of its newest strategy against politically motivated suicides: punishing friends and relatives of those who self-immolate.The authorities in northwestern China have detained seven...
Daniel J. Edelman, 92, Pioneer in Public Relations
Beyond promoting his clients, Daniel J. Edelman had a significant influence on the methodology of public relations.Daniel J. Edelman, the founder and chairman of one of the largest public relations firms in the world and a groundbreaker in the field,...
Deafness at Doomsday
Policy makers should not ignore the advice of scientists on issues like climate change and nuclear proliferation.To our great peril, the scientific community has had little success in recent years influencing policy on global security. Perhaps this is...
Disney Loosens Grip for Interactive Games ; Product Will Let Players Mix and Match Franchise Characters and Props
Infinity, an ambitious video game and action figure initiative three years in the making, will allow players to mix and match characters and props from Disney and Pixar movies.Imagine monster truck tires on Cinderella's carriage. Or Capt. Jack Sparrow...
E.U. May Make Firms Disclose Data Breaches ; as Cybercrime Increases, Lawmakers Aim to Protect Personal Information
To combat a rise in cybercrime, the European Commission is considering a plan to require some of the biggest Web businesses to report the loss or theft of personal data, or risk sanctions and fines.To combat a rise in cybercrime, the European Commission...
Facebook Adds a Search Tool to Its Arsenal ; Company's Bet on Its Data Is Its Most Ambitious Attempt to Disrupt Google
The tool, which the company calls graph search, is the social networking site's most ambitious stab at overturning the Web search business ruled by its chief rival, Google.Facebook has spent eight years nudging its users to share everything they like...
France's Digital Referee Enters Global Arena ; to Put Country's Stamp on the Internet, Minister Takes on U.S. Companies
In trying to put a French imprint on the digital economy, Fleur Pellerin has found herself clashing with American technology companies.When the most prominent new face in France's effort to oversee the new economy speaks, her pronouncements may be followed...
Fuel Particles More Damaging Than Estimated
Black carbon, which are the major component of soot, are the second most important contributor to global warming, behind only carbon dioxide, wrote 31authors of a new study.The tiny black particles released into the atmosphere by burning fuels are far...
Germany Set to Bring Some of Its Gold Home
The German central bank was responding to a public outcry last year about whether whether the gold was properly accounted for.For the great many Germans who still rue the day they had to trade their deutsche marks for euros, there has been at least one consolation....
Goldman Profit Beats Expectations ; Gains from Investments and Lower Compensation Costs Bolster Results
The firm's results were buoyed by strong trading and investment banking results and lower compensation costs.Goldman Sachs on Wednesday reported a profit of $2.89 billion, or $5.60 a share, for the fourth quarter, a significant jump from a year earlier.The...
'Grandpa' Meets His Anticipated Fate ; Old-Style Gangster Killed as Russian Crime World Undergoes Changes
An old-style gangster is gunned down as the Russian demimonde is undergoing changes.Not much is known about the man known as Grandpa Khasan, but somebody really wanted him dead.Two years ago, assailants rented an apartment across the street from an entryway...
Happy Hybrids: High Tech Meets Heritage
Outfits fuse some of the fabric advances of the 21st century with classic styling.Sporty and sleek, lush yet ergonomic, two contrasting effects melded together -- those ideas made up the overarching themes of the Milan men's wear shows.Let's call the...
Hong Kong Is Reviewing Rule Change on Database ; Investors and Journalists Fear Losing a Way to Fight Corporate Corruption
A plan to make company directors harder to identify has raised concern among banks, investors and journalists.A high ranking official in Hong Kong said Wednesday that the government was reviewing a proposed rule change that had set off a groundswell...
How Turkey Can Make Peace with the Kurds
If Turkey genuinely wants peace, it needs to negotiate with the democratically elected Kurds in its own Parliament.The assassination of three Kurdish activists in Paris last week has raised fears that the true target was peace talks between Turkey and...
In Debate on Gun Control, Even Words Can Be Loaded
The vernacular of guns suffuses Americans in ways they are often not even conscious of, underscoring the historical power of guns in the American experience.When the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence wanted to promote more restrictions on firearms...
Islamists Take Foreign Hostages in Algeria ; Kidnappings at Oil Field in Retaliation for French Intervention in Mali
At least 100 French special forces were deploying against Islamist rebels in central Mali on Wednesday, French officials said, as an Islamist militant group took foreigners hostage in neighboring Algeria.A group of at least 100 French commandos were...
Jodie Foster Lifts a Veil, Sort of ; the Actress Came out as Gay, People Think, at the Golden Globes
Jodie Foster came out as gay, sort of, in her speech at the Golden Globes, but was more elliptical than loud and proud.The answer to the puzzle of Jodie Foster's rambling, raw, semi- confessional speech at the Golden Globes may have been right there at...
Look Out: New Generation Is Ready to Shine ; American Teen Brimming with Power and Promise, and She Is Not Alone
Several teenagers are playing on the women's side at the Australian Open, and for most of them, it is not their first Grand Slam event. These new players are already making their presence felt.Despite being a spectator, Pam Shriver looked flushed Wednesday as...
Malian Rebels Are Everywhere but Nowhere ; as Insurgents Dig in, French Military Gets More Than It Bargained For
Airstrikes alone may not be enough to root out battle-hardened Malian rebels, who have spent months accumulating arms, constructing defenses and reinforcing their ranks.CORRECTION APPENDED In the face of a fierce, all-night bombardment by the...
Momentum Builds for Big Dell Buyout
A potential takeover led by private equity, at more than $20 billion, would be one of the biggest of its kind since the financial crisis.Dell is advancing toward a goal many had thought all but unattainable after the financial crisis: a leveraged buyout...
Moss Eases into Role as Elder Statesman ; Bad Boy Image of Old Is Gone as He Becomes Leader for San Francisco
The 49ers receiver, who has caught more touchdowns than anyone but Jerry Rice, is no longer the best receiver in the N.F.L., or even his team. Now he makes a major contribution as a role model.About two weeks ago, San Francisco 49ers staff members affixed placards...
Nagisa Oshima, 80, Subversive Japanese Filmmaker
He subverted the conventions of Japanese cinema and gained international notoriety in 1976 for the sexually explicit "In the Realm of the Senses."Nagisa Oshima, the iconoclastic filmmaker who challenged and subverted the pieties of Japanese society and...
New Worry for Boeing as 2 Airlines Ground 787s ; Forced Landing in Japan Adds to Safety Concerns about Company's Flagship
The two largest Japanese airlines said that they would ground their fleets of Boeing 787 aircraft after one operated by All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing in western Japan.The two largest Japanese airlines said Wednesday that they would ground...
Obama Invokes Children in Call for Stricter Gun Laws
The president said he would introduce legislation to ban military- style assault weapons, limit high-capacity ammunition clips, expand background checks for gun purchases and curb gun trafficking across the country.President Barack Obama called upon...
Obama's 1-2 Punch?
Here's hoping the president goes big in his plans for his second term.If election campaigns are supposed to be an exercise in coming to grips with our biggest problems, then the one we just went through was a dismal failure. Our only real solution --...
On Another Mission to Save Haiti
In "Farewell, Fred Voodoo," Amy Wilentz writes about Haiti and all the stereotypes outsiders have come to attach to Haitians.Farewell, Fred Voodoo. A Letter From Haiti. By Amy Wilentz. 329 pages. Simon & Schuster. $27. The "Fred Voodoo" referred to in...
Punk Protester, and Mother, Loses Again in Court ; Siberian Court Rejects Compassionate Appeal by Pussy Riot Member
One of the members of the band Pussy Riot had asked to be released from prison temporarily so she could be with her 5-year- old son while he is growing up.A judge in Siberia on Wednesday rejected an appeal by one of the members of the punk protest band...
Puppets, Paint and Saws Elevate Russian Theatrical Lab's Show
"Opus No. 7," from the Dmitry Krymov Lab of Moscow, probes memory, ancestors, Mother Russia and the case of Dmitri Shostakovich.Memory is an active muse in "Opus No. 7," an unforgettable work from the Dmitry Krymov Lab and the Moscow Theater of Dramatic...
Sifting the Dust for Treasures While Trouble Swirls ; Archaeologist Studies Site on Turkish-Syria Border despite Turmoil in Region
Despite much turmoil in the region, an Italian archaeologist is digging at a famous site that sits on Turkish-Syrian border.The Syrian civil war is not the first conflict to complicate Professor Nicolo Marchetti's efforts to turn Karkemish, an ancient city...
Skirmishes Put India-Pakistan Thaw in Danger
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India has made what may be one of his most aggressive public statements ever about Pakistan after renewed hostilities between the countries in Kashmir.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India has made what may be one of...
Some Slams Are Grander Than Others
The 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 here, the leading men's tennis players...
Syrian Rebels Fail to Win Hearts and Minds ; Opposition Is Struggling to Develop a Strategy That Appeals to Skeptics
Ordinary Syrians, especially members of minorities, remain on the fence. That has fueled a belief in the president's circle that "people will ultimately come back to them."As the Syrian civil war nears the two-year mark, the opponents of President Bashar...
Takes One to Tango
For Barry, it's really, really lonely at the top.President Standoffish doesn't want to be seen as a stiff. "Most people who know me know I'm a pretty friendly guy," he protested at his White House press conference on Monday. "And I like a good party."...
Taliban Stage Bold Attack on the Afghan Spy Agency ; after Car Bomb Explodes, 2nd Vehicle with Fighters Is Stopped at the Gate
Suicide bombers riding in minivans struck the headquarters in Kabul on Wednesday, detonating a powerful car bomb and raising questions about how insurgents could pull off such a bold attack.Suicide bombers riding in minibuses struck the headquarters...
The Egyptian Leader's Destructive Bigotry
The leader of Egypt made scurrilous comments nearly three years ago about Jews and Zionists, which just came to light. Does he still believe what he said?When Mohamed Morsi became Egypt's president in June, he rose, unknown and untested, from the Muslim...
The Havoc Behind the Eyes
More needs to be done to shield boxers like the great Muhammad Ali from their craft and courage.A seemingly eternal symbol of youth and an inspiration to countless millions, Muhammad Ali turns 71 on Thursday. One of the greatest pugilists of all time,...
The Tough Side of the Alpha Male
There is a new mood in men's fashion, with designers melding what used to be separate work and casual wear.Something in the dank winter air -- or the even chillier economy - - is bringing out the tough side of the alpha male.It is less than a decade...
The Ugly Side of the Southern Belle
A look at the troubling historical links between Southern beauty queens and racial politics.For many people, the most interesting thing about last weekend's winner of the Miss America Pageant, Mallory Hagan, is that she lives in Brooklyn. It seemed so...
Under Fire, Hong Kong's Chief Adopts a Populist Approach ; He Pledges to Create More Housing and Reduce Air Pollution
Leung Chun-ying outlined a series of populist proposals on Wednesday to try to alleviate the severe housing shortages and air pollution that have been bedeviling the city.CORRECTION APPENDED Hong Kong's embattled chief executive used his first...
U.S. Deployment Fuels Turk Protests ; Anti-Americanism Flares as Troops Arrive to Aid with a Missile Shield
Turkey asked its NATO allies for defense support in November, after Syrian shells hit Turkish towns on the border.Weeks after Turkey requested NATO air-defense support against fallout from fighting in Syria, U.S. troops have begun to arrive in the country...
U.S. Hindus Hear the Call of Their Roots
The most visible Hindus in the United States may be the ones who are active on online forums, reacting instantly and with conviction to news developments and personalities in India.In a play that opened in New York last week, a Hindu god who drinks wine...
U.S.-Made Web Surveillance Gear Used by Oppressive Regimes, Study Finds ; despite Export Sanctions, Some Governments Still Obtain Spying Hardware
The authors of the study said they wanted to alert the public that a growing amount of surveillance and content-filtering technology was distributed throughout the Internet.A Canadian human rights monitoring group has documented the use of U.S.-made...
Walmart Plans to Purchase More American-Made Goods
The retail giant has said that it will increase its purchases of American-made products by $50 billion over the next 10 years and help vendors return production that has moved overseas.The U.S. manufacturer 1888 Mills produces most of its sheets and towels...
When Profit Conflicts with Policy Goals
The bumpy ride of BP is recorded in a compelling new book that aims to explain why organizations -- be they private companies or government agencies -- work the way they do.Few corporate sagas capture the virtues and vices of state-owned companies and...
With Breakout Year, Noah Makes His Game as Big as His Braggadocio ; Chicago Bulls Center Is Averaging Career Highs and Could Be an All- Star
The Chicago Bulls center -- and son of the former French tennis player -- is averaging career highs in many statistitcs and could be an All-Star.Of all the taunts he has heard, and there have been plenty, Joakim Noah has a favorite. It came when he was...
World Bank Report Finds Economic Clouds Lifting
In the report, the World Bank estimates the world economy grew just 2.3 percent in 2012. It expects growth to pick up only modestly in the coming years, from 2.4 percent in 2013 to 3.3 percent in 2015.Some of the darkest clouds threatening the global...
Youth Is Beautiful
As the Paris men's wear shows begin, the announcement about PPR's investment in Christopher Kane has sent a positive message about fashion's younger generation.The announcement this week that the British designer Christopher Kane, 30, was being backed...
'Yuck' Factor Aside, a Near-Miraculous Cure for Gut ; Compared to Antibiotics, a Distasteful Transplant Yields Better Recovery Rate
A new study finds that fecal transplants cured 15 of 16 people who had recurring infections with Clostridium difficile bacteria, whereas antibiotics cured only 3 of 13 and 4 of 13 in two comparison groups.The treatment may sound appalling, but it works....
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