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 15, 2013

2 Satirists Looking beyond 'South Park'
The new company, to be called Important Studios, will have an estimated value of $300 million and plans to develop television, movie and theater projects.The creators of "South Park" are branching out beyond the underpants business.Taking after the Gnomes...
A Cancer Cycle, from the U.S. to China
For more than 150 years, companies have polluted the environment with synthetic dyes. Death has followed.More than one million people in the Chinese city of Handan awoke this month to the alarming news that an essential source of their drinking water,...
A Church Diverted by Sexuality
Leaders of the Church of England in recent weeks have become embroiled in doctrinal contortions over gender and sexuality, prompting mockery, outrage and division.Is it ridiculous to be a Christian in England? Or, to put it another way, are Anglicans...
After Nomura Stint, Merger Chief Returns to UBS
Piero Novelli will report to Andrea Orcel, chief executive of UBS's investment bank, who is trying to repair a business that suffered from losses and legal scandals.Piero Novelli is returning to UBS as global chairman of mergers and acquisitions, as...
An Incomplete Fix
The fiscal cliff agreement did not fully reform the alternative minimum tax.Thanks to the fiscal cliff deal, the alternative minimum tax will not ensnare tens of millions of middle-class Americans for whom it was never intended. The deal raised the income...
'Argo' Takes a Top Golden Globe ; the Film 'Les Miserables' and the TV Shows 'Girls' and 'Homeland' Also Win
The television shows "Homeland" and "Girls" also won awards, and Daniel Day-Lewis won for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.Hollywood insiders had a field day Sunday as the 70th Golden Globes turned into a feast of smart-mouthed humor aimed at two of their...
Atlanta Stuns Seattle and Ends Years of Playoff Frustration ; Falcons Blow Huge Lead, but Then Come Back to Win on Last-Second Kick
The Falcons won a playoff game for the first time under Coach Mike Smith, beating the Seattle Seahawks, 30-28, on a last-second field goal.Through more than 250 games with two teams in 16 National Football League seasons, Tony Gonzalez never cried tears...
A Woman's Life, as Told in Female Friendships
"She Matters" is an insightful memoir of the author's pivotal friendships with other women.She Matters. A Life in Friendships. By Susanna Sonnenberg. 255 pages. Scribner, $24; Pounds 14.99.This memoir of female friendships inspired a parlor game I suspect...
Beijing Talks of Need for Foreign Investment ; Participation in Markets Might Be Allowed to Rise Tenfold, Regulator Says
Foreign participation in mainland stock markets could increase tenfold, said Guo Shuqing, the country's top securities regulator.In what would be a drastic opening of China's huge but still cloistered capital markets, the country's top securities regulator said...
Caught in a Clash over Marijuana Law ; Entrepreneur Indicted in Federal Case Says He Had California's Blessing
Matthew R. Davies views himself as a businessman who operated within the bounds of California law. The U.S. Justice Department says that he is one the state's biggest suppliers of an illegal substance.Matthew R. Davies graduated from college with a master's...
China Media Give Forceful Coverage on Air Pollution ; Shift Comes after Days of Microblog Discussion by Northern Residents
The aggressive coverage reflects widespread anger by citizens over the filthy air that is coating the northern part of the country.The Chinese state news media on Monday published aggressive reports on the sickening and dangerous air pollution in Beijing...
Conde Nast's Grab for a Slice of Movie Profits Angers Writers and Agents
If an article is developed into a major feature film, writers would receive no more than 1 percent or $150,000 toward the purchase price. Television programs are capped at even lower amounts.It is a dream tucked in the back of many journalists' minds:...
Connecticut Town Debates School's Future after Shootings
Residents of Newtown, Connecticut, have begun preparing for the painful decision over what to do with the building where 20 first graders and 6 staff members were killed last month.Many people here still remember the huge green footprints that once led...
European Leaders Getting Edgy over Lack of Trade Pact with U.S
Many are hoping that President Barack Obama will signal support for a pact in his State of the Union address next month.American and European officials are taking longer than expected to agree to begin free-trade talks, leading to some barely contained impatience...
Fighting in Myanmar Draws Closer to China Border ; Shelling Kills 3 Civilians, Rebel Officer Says, but the Government Voices Doubt
The conflict between an armed ethnic group and the Myanmar military is escalating, with reports that a shelling killed three people in a border town.Fighting between an armed ethnic group and the Myanmar military appeared to inch closer to the Chinese...
French Airstrikes in Mali Supplant Caution by U.S. ; Action Came after Rebels Advanced and American- Trained Units Defected
In the face of longstanding U.S. warnings that a Western assault on an Islamist stronghold in Africa could rally jihadists around the world, the French have entered the war themselves.The French military strikes deep inside Islamist strongholds in northern...
G.M. Introduces 7th-Generation Corvette
While automakers are quick to toss around the words "all new" to describe their latest offerings, in this case the term is justified - - the 2014 Corvette shares only two parts with its predecessor.The original hope for G.M.'s Corvette Stingray, back...
Growth without Revenue Loses Allure ; Pickier Start-Up Investors Wary of Relying on Mobile Devices and Social Media
Investors have also grown wary of start-ups and applications that rely entirely on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for customers, now that those companies are focused on their own profits.Call it the Facebook effect. Until recently, investors were all too...
Hold the Referendum
Britain would be mad to leave the European Union, but a vote on membership is needed.In case you have wondered, Brexit is not a new breakfast cereal or a form of early-morning euthanasia. No, dear reader, it is the neologism doing the rounds in this land...
Hypochondria: An Inside Look
What worries me most is winding up a vegetable -- any vegetable, and that includes corn.When The New York Times called, inquiring if I might pen a few words "from the horse's mouth" about hypochondria, I confess I was taken aback. What light could I...
Iceland Puts E.U. Entry Talks on Hold Ahead of Vote ; Commission Plays Down Announcement, Saying Contacts Will Continue
Iceland's governing coalition, which is facing tough competition from parties that are skeptical about E.U. membership ahead of elections in April, on Monday suspended talks on joining the European Union.Iceland on Monday largely suspended talks on joining...
In Death, Technology Wizard Turns into a Cause ; Aaron Swartz Symbolizes Debate over Prosecution for 'Freeing' Information
Aaron Swartz has come to symbolize the debate over how aggressively governments should pursue criminal cases against people who believe in "freeing" information.At an afternoon vigil at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Sunday, Aaron Swartz,...
India Says It May Hit Pakistan over Soldier's Beheading
An Indian general told Pakistan that his nation had the "right to retaliate at a time of our choosing" as he accused the Pakistanis of beheading Indian soldiers.The Indian military may retaliate at a time of its choosing for the recent beheading of an...
In Gun Debate, a Measure Both Sides Agree Upon
While passage of an assault gun ban is a long shot, the White House is looking at closing loopholes, like raising jail sentences for those who lie about previous felonies in their applications to buy firearms.Nearly 80,000 Americans were denied guns...
In Milan, "Angry Young Men" to Camouflage
A collection of reviews and collection notes from the winter 2013 shows."Angry young men -- still angry after 50 years -- and I think the young generation of today has the same anger," said Ennio Capasa, pointing to the mood board (led by Mick Jagger)...
Interests of Armstrong and Charity Intertwined ; with Cancer Foundation, Cyclist Enhanced His Marketability and Profit
The fates of the cyclist and his foundation are again linked, as both try to rebound from a doping scandal that led to Lance Armstrong's ignominious fall.After Lance Armstrong was successfully treated for testicular cancer more than 15 years ago, his...
Invasion of the Data Snatchers
A U.S. newspaper's decision to publish the identities of handgun owners illustrates how, on the issue of privacy, we're all hypocrites.You are the editor of a local newspaper. A reporter on your staff comes to you having obtained (by legal means) one...
In World of Gadgets, Design Is Starting to Trump Technology
I'm not sure how many megahertz my iPad operates on. And frankly, I don't care: It just works - for the most part - and therefore consumers no longer need to think about it.When Apple announced the iPad Mini last year, I was wandering around the gadget...
Japan Steps Out
Japan, which pioneered the economics of stagnation, may also end up showing the rest of us the way out.For three years economic policy throughout the advanced world has been paralyzed, despite high unemployment, by a dismal orthodoxy. Every suggestion...
Japan's Transfusion
A new stimulus package could help jump-start Japan's moribund economy, but structural reforms are needed for long-term revival.The $116 billion stimulus package unveiled Friday by Japan's new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is a step in the right direction...
Locals Battle to Move Detroit's Image beyond 'Ruin Porn'
A group of Detroit business leaders in conjunction with local reporters and editors tries to obtain better coverage of the city, while not hiding the most blighted areas.In September, a group of nearly 40 journalists and bloggers, some from well-known...
Mali Rebels Gain Ground despite Raids by French ; Islamist Advances Signal That Paris May Be Facing an Extensive Engagement
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the insurgents, while driven out of the key village of Konno by French forces, overran the Malian Army in Diabaly on the western side of the Niger River.Despite intensive airstrikes by French warplanes,...
Mali Rebels Take Town after French Intervention ; amid Fears of Revenge, Local Leader Says France 'Opened the Gates of Hell'
France's foreign minister said his country's intervention there had succeeded in blocking an advance that could have had "appalling consequences."The French Defense Ministry said Monday that a town in central Mali had fallen to Islamist rebels from the...
Mine Raises Greek Fears about Costs of a Recovery ; Projects Once Rejected as Too Damaging Are Now Viewed as Bringing Jobs
A new mine would provide hundreds of jobs, but critics say it is a symbol of Greece's willingness to accept any development, no matter what the environmental cost.CORRECTION APPENDED In the forest near here, bulldozers have already begun flattening hundreds...
Motorbike Sidesaddle Plan Stirs Outcry ; Mayor of Indonesian City Says Women Should Ride Differently Than Men
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 ban women from straddling motorbikes...
Obama Gives Warning to Republicans on Debt Limit ; He Says Faith and Credit of the U.S. Won't Be Used as 'A Bargaining Chip'
The president also repeated his vow to seek what he called a 'balanced' approach to reducing the nation's deficit in the months ahead while warning of an economic crisis.President Barack Obama on Monday warned Republicans against refusing to raise the...
On the Trail of the Maestro with the Turtle Tattoo ; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, at the Top of His Game, Takes Music to the People
The conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin takes classical music to the people.Taking Bruckner to the people last month, the compact maestro arrived at a cultural center on the blue-collar outskirts of this city. The hall had the ambience of a glorified high...
Pivotal Time for Hollande as Big Tests Shift Established Views ; with Action in Africa and France, President Sidesteps Waffler Label
Military actions in Mali and Somalia as well as success in brokering sensitive labor talks have lifted the French president's standing among both his political friends and enemies.President Francois Hollande of France has regularly been criticized as...
Rebuilt and with New Titles, Storm-Damaged Cars Are Sold to the Unwary
Because of inconsistencies in U.S. state laws, buyers will have no inkling that the vehicles were so damaged by floodwater that insurance companies deemed them a total loss.At the far end of an enormous hangar, used cars rolled up one by one to the auction...
Reimagining America in Civil War Times ; Photographic Realism Forced a Shift Away from Optimistic Romanticism
A groundbreaking show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum shows how the Civil War influenced American art and artists in both large and subtle ways."It is a beautiful country. I never had the pleasure of seeing it before." So said the abolitionist...
Shots Fired at Greek Party's Office ; Attack Leaves Bullet Hole in Prime Minister's Office; No Claim of Responsibility
Gunmen unleashed a spray of bullets in a pre-dawn attack Monday on the headquarters of Greece's governing New Democracy party, intensifying a wave of politically motivated violence in recent days.Unidentified gunmen unleashed a spray of bullets in a...
Swatch Buys Jewelry Unit of Harry Winston
The Swiss watchmaker will pay $750 million for the luxury watch and jewelry brand and assume up to $250 million in debt, the companies said.The Swatch Group agreed Monday to make its largest acquisition to date, taking over the watch and jewelry business...
Syrian Forces Use Airstrikes to Bear Down on Rebels
The Syrian government reported progress against "armed terrorists," while anti-government activists said that 15 children were among more than 30 people killed in the past two days.The Syrian government on Monday continued an intensifying campaign of...
Taking the Stage to Heal Abuse ; Drama Depicts the Toll on a Man of Childhood Molestation by a Priest
"Conversations With My Molester: A Journey of Faith," a nonfiction drama playing in Boston, depicts the toll on a man of childhood molestation by a priest.When he was a boy in North Carolina in the 1960s, Michael Mack wanted to be a priest, until his...
The Backseat Driver You're Happy to Have ; Suite of Safety Systems Poised to Refashion Way We Take to the Road
Drivers are benefiting from a suite of safety systems poised to refashion the nature of driving fundamentally, long before completely autonomous vehicles arrive.Driving around a college campus can be treacherous. Bikes and scooters zip out of nowhere,...
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...
Through Ups and Downs, Wozniacki Rolls on ; Former No.1 Has Turned to Dad to Coach Her Again and Reverse a Rough 2012
The former No. 1 has returned to her father as her lead coach, as she tries to add some stability and reverse what was a rough 2012.It has been the right time for some long, hard looks in the mirror for Caroline Wozniacki, long the No.1 but now No.10.And...
To Hilton, Need for Vacation Is a Disease ; with New Web Site, Hotel Tries to Say Humorously That Resorts Are the Cure
The hotel and resort chain has joined forces with The Onion, the satirical news Web site, to attract leisure travelers through a diagnosis of "vacationitis."Hilton Hotels and Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, has joined forces with The...
To Take on iPhone, Google Gets Inside
Google's strategy may look self-defeating at first. But analysts say it is simply acknowledges the obvious: that there is an enormous market of avid iPhone users.For many people, smartphone shopping comes down to a choice between Apple's iPhone and a...
Travel Reins Ease for Cubans ; No Major Exodus Is Likely as Havana Trims Rules on Residency and Paperwork
New Cuban migration rules that took effect on Monday will allow islanders to spend more time overseas before they forfeit their Cuban residency.Cubans flocked to immigration offices and travel agencies on Monday, eager to take advantage of new regulations...
U.N. Official Seeks Inquiry into Abuses by N. Korea ; Rights Groups Campaign for Japan to Sponsor Security Council Action
Navi Pillay, the U.N. human rights chief, called on Monday for an international inquiry into human rights offenses committed by North Korea over many decades.Seeking to rebalance the international debate that has largely focused on North Korea's nuclear...
U.P.S. Abandons Dutch Takeover ; E.U. Antitrust Authorities Told Shipping Groups That Deal Would Be Opposed
The disapproval of the European Commission's antitrust authorities convinced U.P.S. that it could not succeed in its effort to acquire the Dutch shipping company.United Parcel Service announced on Monday that it would withdraw its $6.9 billion takeover...
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