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 22, 2013

A Beat Poet's Amateur Reproductions of His Coterie
A Grey Art Gallery show in New York offers a riveting look at the beginnings of a broader cultural revolution, as seen in the photographs of Allen Ginsberg.Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was a great poet but not a great photographer. So while "Beat Memories:...
A Call for Action and Equality ; with New Term, Obama Seeks 'Fidelity' with the Past and 'New Responses'
As he began his second term, President Barack Obama in his Inaugural address called for "fidelity to our founding principles" while embracing "new responses to new challenges."President Barack Obama renewed his oath of office at midday on Monday, ceremonially...
A Call to Cut Big Banks Down to Size
Richard W. Fisher of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has suggested that megabanks be chopped into pieces, so that no one of them could endanger the financial system if it ran into trouble.CORRECTION APPENDED It is a prevailing myth in Washington:...
A Call to Raise Profile of Euro's Overseers
Jeroen Dijsselbloem of the Netherlands addressed fellow euro zone finance ministers in the Eurogroup. He is expected to be named the body's next leader.The man likely to become the next head of the group of ministers overseeing the euro has said he wants...
A Disney Film Disney Didn't O.K
"Escape From Tomorrow," made without Disney's permission, would seem to test the limits of fair use in copyright law.Is Randy Moore's new movie about a father going insane at Walt Disney World simply cinematic art? Or is Mickey Mouse about to get very,...
A Family Feud at the Super Bowl ; the Coaching Matchup in Championship Game: Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh
The Ravens gave their longtime defensive leader Ray Lewis a chance to go out a champion as they upset the heavily favored Patriots, 28-13, in the A.F.C. championship game.When they were little, the Harbaugh brothers fought so heatedly that John, the...
Afghan Jail Abuse Persists, U.N. Says
Despite concerted efforts to train intelligence and police officials in interrogation techniques that respect human rights, a U.N. investigation found that incidences of torture by the police had risen.Intense efforts to halt torture and other harsh...
After Impressive Start, Teen Must Now Tackle Serena ; Women's Quarterfinal Will Feature Rare Pairing: American vs. American
Sloane Stephens continued her impressive run in Melbourne with another victory Monday, but her next match at the Australian Open will be her toughest test yet, when she faces Serena Williams.It has been nearly 10 years since one of the Williams sisters played...
Andree Putman, 87, Self-Taught Designer
At home, she created the flagship Guerlain store and the interior of the Air France Concorde jet. Abroad, she created the look of the first major boutique hotel and private residences around the world.Andree Putman, who rediscovered and reissued early...
A Shifting Strategy on Foreign Policy ; Eisenhower's Approach Could Be Obama's Model to Follow in His 2nd Term
After pursuing a broad projection of American power in his first four years -- and facing some obstacles -- President Barack Obama is expected to push smaller diplomatic initiatives in the next four.Not quite nine months into his presidency, Barack Obama...
A Star's Fans Wield Amazon Reviews like Digital Hammers to Attack Book
A group of Michael Jackson fans used Facebook and Twitter to solicit negative reviews of a new biography of the singer, then they bombarded Amazon.com with dozens of one-star takedowns.Reviews on Amazon.com are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink...
Beijing Rebukes U.S. over Remarks on Islands ; Clinton 'Ignores the Facts' in Territorial Dispute with Japan, Spokesman Says
The unusual objection appears to have been prompted by a new phrase used by the outgoing U.S. secretary of state in reference to an escalating territorial feud between China and Japan.In a harsh statement, China has accused the U.S. secretary of state,...
Boeing's Resurgence under Threat ; Unsolved Battery Issue for Dreamliner May Stall Plan to Raise Production
If the issue with smoldering batteries on the Dreamliner 787 proves to be complicated, it could threaten Boeing's plans to expand production of the planes.Until smoldering batteries led safety regulators around the world to ground Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner...
Bringing Marxism to the Masses ; Young Publisher Forges an Unexpected Hit by Mixing Satire and Candor
Jacobin magazine, created by Bhaskar Sunkara, has been an improbable hit, helped by the Occupy movement and the publication's satirical but serious style.When Bhaskar Sunkara was growing up in Westchester County, he likes to say, he dreamed of being...
Budget Cuts Worldwide Are Swelling Jobless Ranks ; Global Unemployment Is on Track to Reach 202 Million, U.N. Says
High jobless rates, especially in the developed world, are weighing on demand and holding back economic growth, a United Nations agency said.CORRECTION APPENDED More than 197 million people worldwide are jobless, and an additional 39 million...
Climate Action Will Sidestep Opponents in Congress
President Barack Obama devoted more time to climate change than to any other topic in his second inaugural address.President Barack Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second inaugural speech on Monday, setting in...
Crisis Receding, Next Challenge for Euro Zone Is Complacency
World leaders will gather at Davos this week with the worst fears about the euro unrealized. But underlying structural issues are still to be dealt with.This may be the year that Europe stops being the ticking time bomb of the global economy. Ireland...
Definitely a Grunge Fest
Hedi Slimane's first men's collection for Saint Laurent had pin- thin coats, jeans split carefully at the knees and outsize Fair Isle sweaters."It's a whole new grunge movement in different parts of the city," said Hedi Slimane, referring to his chosen...
Dempsey Strikes Blow for Honesty
Clint Dempsey's last-second goal saved a point for Tottenham as it drew with Manchester United, and it served as a reminder that perseverance pays in the end.Anyone who has been following the sports news in recent days might despair of the ethics, or...
Diplomacy Is Dead
Still, there are modest reasons to think the lid on diplomacy's coffin may open a crack.Diplomacy is dead.Effective diplomacy -- the kind that produced Nixon's breakthrough with China, an end to the Cold War on American terms, or the Dayton peace accord...
Downsized Paper Lets the Community Fill a Void ; Boston Globe Offers Its Unused Office Space to Start-Ups and Artists
The newspaper has brought in start-up technology companies, bands visiting to perform for the company's Internet station RadioBDC and special events like a programming code marathon.Among the many changes that Christopher M. Mayer wanted to make when...
For Blacks in the U.S., Excitement Comes with Recalibrated Expectations
President Barack Obama faces an increasingly urgent expectation that he move to the forefront of his agenda issues like civil rights and racial and economic equality.The Rev. Greggory L. Brown, a 59-year-old pastor of a small Lutheran church, committed...
Garden of Earthly Delights
Raf Simons sent out a summer couture collection rooted in reality -- note the model's wash-'n'-go hair -- but full of flowers and the beauty of nature.Flowers budding, blossoming, dabbing their sweet spring colors against the greenery, the Christian...
Greece Goes after Lawlessness, and Violence Ensues ; Prime Minister's Foes Say Crackdown Is Provoking What It's Trying to Quash
The problem, opponents of the prime minister say, is that in its bid to restore order, the government is provoking exactly the violence it says it is trying to quash.When alarms jolted Christos Konstas awake at 4 a.m. recently, he thought a neighbor's...
Hostage Death Toll Mounts in Algeria ; Prime Minister Reports 37 Foreign Captives and 29 Attackers Were Killed
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said that 29 militants had been killed and three had been captured alive during the ordeal at an Algerian gas field refining site. Two of the attackers were Canadian, he said.In his first official tally of the deadly...
India Is Losing the Developing World Sweepstakes
The question once was: Will China win? Or will India? In fact, the race isn't even close.As recently as 2006, when I first visited India and China, the economic race was on, with heavy bets being placed on which one would win the developing world sweepstakes....
Insurgents Attack Traffic Police Headquarters in Kabul
The assault left at least three officers dead and set off a nine- hour battle in which Afghan security forces arrived to provide reinforcement. It was the second such attack in the capital in less than a week.In the second brazen attack in the capital...
Iran Uses Public Hangings to Set Example ; Execution Is Carried out in Central Tehran Park as Part of Anti- Crime Drive
Two men convicted in a stabbing were hanged as part of an offensive by Iranian authorities who say harsh examples can reduce crime rates.An eerie silence filled the air as a crowd of about 300 gathered over the weekend just before sunrise in a Tehran...
Italy Accused of Skirting Obligations on Migrants
Officials in several ports along Italy's Adriatic coast routinely return stowaways on ferries from Greece within hours, according to a Human Rights Watch report to be published on Tuesday.Contravening its legal obligations, Italy is summarily returning unaccompanied...
Merkel's Loss Could Be an Omen ; Yet Again in a State Vote, Her Party Does Well but Can't Muster a Coalition
Chancellor Angela Merkel will lose in the national election in September if her party and its allies don't win enough seats in Parliament.CORRECTION APPENDED Chancellor Angela Merkel is without question the most powerful politician in Europe,...
Mickelson Hints He's Considering Big Changes ; Golfer Offers No Specifics, but Says He Is a Target of Revised Income Taxes
Phil Mickelson, who earned nearly $48 million last year, said he would "make some decisions" after saying his effective tax rate, as a California resident, is now more than 60 percent.After a middle-of-the-pack finish in his 2013 debut, Phil Mickelson...
Never-Ending Feud over Nefertiti ; Neues Museum Marks the 100 Years It Has Held Bust of Egyptian Queen
The Neues Museum is celebrating a bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti that "fell" into its hands 100 years ago.When Ludwig Borchardt first held the life-sized bust of the ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti in his hands 100 years ago, his immediate thoughts...
New Struggle in North Africa ; as Terrorist Cells Grow, Porous Borders Confound Efforts to Track Militants
In taking on the militants in the region, Western nations are confronting multinational bands that are often able to move with relative freedom across porous borders.The bloody resolution of the hostage crisis in Algeria has brought into focus the broader...
Oscar Calling!
Hollywood's big guy is just loving what Donatella has done with her Atelier collection.Hello! Oscar calling! No Donatella, not Oscar de la Renta -- he's taken John Galliano for an internship.This is the Big Oscar. The one that every star in the world dresses...
Philanthropy Served Up by the Pint ; Bars Where Profits Go to Charity, Sometimes of the Patrons' Choosing
A new generation of beer halls dedicated to something beyond the cash register is cropping up around the United States and the world, with proceeds going to charity.Ask a bartender exactly how much profit was collected from that pint of beer you just...
Reasons to Smile in San Francisco ; Rising Star at Quarterback Rallies San Francisco from a 17-Point Deficit
Coach Jim Harbaugh, best know for his sideline frowns, led the 49ers back from a 17-point deficit as they beat the Atlanta Falcons, 28-24, to advance to the Super Bowl.Among National Football League coaches, San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh is undoubtedly...
Red Tape on the Road to Change
Bureaucracy in the more mainstream funding channels and a weakening commitment to human rights at the European Council mean that hopes are high for a new body aimed at promoting democracy.When Belsat TV started broadcasting seven years ago, Belarussians finally...
Revamped, Myspace Runs into Rights Issues ; Group Representing Small Labels Says Music on Site without Approval
Merlin, a group representing thousands of small labels, says the service is using its members' music without permission. Myspace says that users most likely uploaded the songs.Last week, Justin Timberlake's new song, "Suit & Tie," did double promotional...
Rightist Hopeful's Remarks on Muslim Shrine Go Public
In a 2011 lecture, Jeremy Gimpel, a candidate on the rightist Jewish Home ticket, contemplated how "incredible" it would be if a Muslim shrine were blown up, making way for a Jewish temple.Snippets of a 2011 video broadcast on Israeli television over...
Rising Seas and Inland Clues ; Prehistoric Beaches Help Scientists Understand Risks of Global Warming
Prehistoric beaches help scientists understand the risks of global warming.A scruffy crew of scientists barreled down a dirt road, their two- car caravan kicking up dust. After searching all day for ancient beaches located miles inland from the modern...
Russian Gangster Buried without the Usual Pomp ; Officials Wanted to Avoid the Spectacle of Funerals for Other Crime Bosses
Aslan Usoyan was buried outside Moscow, partly because officials wanted to avoid the pageantry that has unfolded around the funerals of Russian mob bosses in the past.Aslan Usoyan, a Russian underworld boss who was killed by a sniper on Wednesday as...
Senior Advisers Move on, but Are Never More Than a Phone Call Away
Though exhausted and eager for new careers, President Barack Obama's advisers plan to create an ad hoc support group for the boss they are leaving behind.When President Barack Obama offered a tongue-in-cheek lament last week that he was "getting kind...
Squash's Preppy Problem
Squash in America seems encased in amber, a relic regarded as something between a quirk and an affectation.I picked up squash when I was 8 because of a divorce -- not my parents' but that of a friend of theirs who stayed with us after being kicked out...
Syrian Refugee Crisis
The world community must help the staggering number of people displaced by Bashar al-Assad's brutal war.More than 60,000 innocent civilians have been slaughtered in President Bashar al-Assad's desperate bid to retain power in Syria. In the two-year reign...
Thai Group Likely Winner by Default in Bidding War ; Rival Misses Deadline Set by Singapore for Offer on Fraser & Neave
A multibillion-dollar battle for control of the Singapore conglomerate Fraser & Neave appears to have gone in favor of a Thai tycoon, after his Indonesian rival missed a deadline to make a counteroffer.After four months of fierce bidding between two...
The Big Deal
The ever-worried progressives might want to take a break from anxiety and savor their real, if limited, victories.On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, an exuberant Vice President Biden famously pronounced the reform a "big...
The Climate Change Endgame
The planet is warming rapidly and exponentially. Can we avoid the greatest environmental injustice of all time?Whether in Davos or almost anywhere else that leaders are discussing the world's problems, they are missing by far the biggest issue: the rapidly...
The Triumph and Torment of Being Alive
The men in two novellas by Jim Harrison experience the triumph and torment of being alive, at 17 and at 60.The River Swimmer. By Jim Harrison. 198 pages. Groove Press. $25; Pounds 16.99.My father, who was a scrupulous and seasoned engineer, said on one...
University Draws Scrutiny over Its Pursuit of Hacker ; Technology Star's Arrest Conflicted with M.I.T.'S Freewheeling Culture
The intruder was Aaron Swartz, one of the shining lights of the technology world and a leading advocate for open access to information who died this month, apparently a suicide.In the early days of 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology learned...
Who'll Be at Davos, and Who Won't
Angela Merkel, Bill and Melinda Gates, John McCain, George Soros, Jamie Dimon, Lloyd C. Blankfein - and Charlize Theron - will be seen walking the halls at the annual event.The minimum $20,000 entry fee has been paid. Fur hats and silk underwear are...
'Yawning Israel' Heads to Polls ; Status of the West Bank Takes a Back Seat to More Mundane Issues
Values and the economy are the main issues in elections on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his faction are expected to win.From the deck of a swank new cafe at the edge of this sprawling Jewish settlement, customers gaze out at a large...
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