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 14, 2013

Aaron Swartz, 26, Internet Folk Hero
At 14, Mr. Swartz helped create R.S.S., the tool that allows users to subscribe to online information. He later became an Internet folk hero, pushing to make many Web files free and open to the public.Aaron Swartz, a wizardly programmer who as a teenager...
After Traveling the World, To-Do List Only Gets Longer
Paul Theroux been to Patagonia and Congo and Sikkim. So where does he still want to go?We travel for pleasure, for a door-slamming sense of "I'm outta here," for a change of air, for edification, for the big vulgar boast of being distant, for the possibility...
American Jazz Greats Become U.C.L.A. Professors
Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter will teach an ensemble of student jazz musicians.U.S. jazz greats become U.C.L.A. professorsTwo American jazz greats, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, have become professors at the University of California, Los Angles,...
Ammunition in Embargoed Conflict Zones Is Traced to Iran
Cartridges were packaged and marked to discourage tracing, but a multiyear study has shown that they were made in Iran.The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan. A British arms researcher surveying ammunition used by government...
An Unlikely Figure Jolts Pakistani Politics ; Sufi Preacher Advocates a Democratic 'Revolution' but Isn't Eligible for Office
Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri, a Sufi scholar with a taste for hard politics, is calling for a democratic "revolution" in Pakistan, even though his dual citizenship means he is not eligible for office.Campaign season has begun in Pakistan, with elections widely expected...
A Penalty, Yes, but Tax Deductible
In many cases when the U.S. government reaches a financial settlement with a corporation, the companies later deduct the payments on their taxes.The numbers seem eye-popping. So many billions here for supposed mortgage abuses, so many billions there...
Armstrong Plans Limited Confession
After more than a decade of denials, Lance Armstrong is set to give a limited confession to Oprah Winfrey, but will not provide much detail of the doping.After nearly 15 years of vehement denials, Lance Armstrong will admit that he used performance-enhancing...
As China Accelerates, So Do Fears of Inflation ; Recovery, While Strong, Isn't Expected to Carry Much Global Influence
The pace of China's expansion may not be fast enough to do much for the rest of the world. China's imports are growing less than half as fast as its exports.After a sharp economic slowdown through much of last year, China's economy is growing again --...
At Halfway Mark, Time May Already Be Running out for Real Madrid
After dodging the media of late, Real's coach, Jose Mourinho, virtually conceded the title following his team's goalless draw Saturday in Pamplona, against the club at the bottom of the standings, Osasuna.Halfway through the Spanish season, Real Madrid...
Blasts Target Journalists in Athens ; Anarchist Group Says Coverage of Financial Crisis Is Too Pro- Austerity
A group calling itself Lovers of Lawlessness claimed responsibility for the attacks, while it denounced coverage of the financial crisis as too sympathetic on Greek austerity measures.The Greek police over the weekend were looking for the people responsible...
Breaking Ground at Australian Open ; for First Time since '59, Chinese Man Is Playing Singles in a Grand Slam
Wu Di is the first male player from China to play singles in a Grand Slam tournament since 1959.Li Na has less comic material available than usual this year in Melbourne. Her husband, a target of her teasing, is no longer her coach with Carlos Rodriguez...
Britain to Join High-Speed Mobile Party ; A Long-Delayed Auction of Broadcast Spectrum to Expand 4G Availability
A long-delayed auction of broadcast spectrum will allow the country's telecommunications operators to add the fourth-generation networks that many countries already offer.Britain has the most vigorous cellphone market in Europe, a brash, busy bazaar...
Building a Bridge to Eastern Europe ; A German University on the Polish Border Opens Doors to Foreigners
The Europa-Universitat Viadrina, in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, has a goal of linking the East and West and attracting a third of the student body from abroad.On an autumn night, 25 people stood around a square in Slubice, a small Polish town across the...
Creating the Perfect White Shirt
The revitalized PYE shirt label is focusing its future on China.If you have purchased a shirt from Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger or Banana Republic, chances are it was made by Esquel, one of the largest manufacturers of premium cotton shirts in the world,...
Crisis Swells for Refugees from Syria ; Misery in Crowded Camps Leads to Despair and Imperils Region's Stability
The misery in the struggling six-month-old Zaatari refugee camp is emblematic of a deepening crisis that threatens to destabilize the Middle East further.The water has mostly been removed from hundreds of flooded tents and the dirt paths that run between...
Deconstructing a Prestigious Name ; Bauhaus's Popularity Triggers Fiery Disputes over Use of Lofty Word
The success of the Bauhaus art and design movement has led to fiery disputes as hundreds of organizations have chosen to use the lofty name today.When a friend from Manchester landed in Berlin with time to spare before a meeting, he asked a taxi driver...
Detroit Group Tries Moving Story 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...
Digital Technology in Casinos May Have a Dark Side: Increased Addiction
Speed is one design element of modern gambling machines that helps supply the most immersive, distraction-free experience.Step into a casino in the United States and chances are good that slot machines are filling much of the space, as far as the eye...
Dresden Institution Steps onto International Stage with New Elite Ranking ; School Becomes One of the Few from Former East Germany to Excel
TU of Dresden has worked itself into the top ranks of universities in Germany since reunification and has also stepped onto the world stage in research.Dresden bears the scars of modern history. Almost destroyed by bombs during World War II, it was initially...
Egypt Overturns Life Sentence for Mubarak ; Ruling May Bolster Party of Current President, Who Had Long Sought a Retrial
The decision may put the issue of retribution for the ousted Egyptian autocrat and his inner circle back in the news just as a campaign begins for new parliamentary elections scheduled for April.An appeals court decided Sunday to overturn the life sentence...
Forced Entry
Was I an accomplice to a rescue, or a break-in?The only time in my life I've ever participated in a break-in was a few years ago, when my wife and I were still living in Dupont Circle. The safely gentrified Washington neighborhood was hardly a felonious...
For Women in India, a Tradition of Violence
While a gang rape in India has drawn attention to high rates of violence in the country, rape is just one facet of a phenomenon that leads to the deaths of almost two million women a year.Harassed for years by her husband and his relatives, an Indian woman...
Foxconn Starts Inquiry on Bribes in Supply Chain ; Maker of iPhone Asking If Workers Took Money from Production Partners
The company, which makes the Apple iPhone and other popular products, said it was investigating whether its employees had accepted bribes from supply-chain partners.Foxconn Technology, the huge contract electronics manufacturer that makes the Apple iPhone...
France Says Airstrikes in Mali Stalled Rebel Push ; West African Countries Back Quick Deployment; U.K. Aids Military Effort
French officials said airstrikes had pushed the rebels back from the village of Konna, which had been the de facto line of government control, and destroyed a rebel command center.French airstrikes in Mali appeared to have halted an Islamist rebel advance,...
Full Portrait of a Writer and a Man
William Styron's letters, co-edited by his wife.Selected Letters of William Styron. Edited by Rose Styron with R. Blakeslee Gilpin. 672 pages. Random House, $40; Pounds 24.99."For a person whose sole burning ambition is to write -- like myself -- college...
Good Omens for Liverpool, Even in Defeat
Manchester United stretched its lead atop the English Premier League with a hard-won 2-1 victory over Liverpool, its oldest foe. But Liverpool's fight back possibly portends a better future for the team.A cold and crisp day in England turned by tea time...
Greek Parliament Passes Hotly Contested Tax Law
The government hopes to raise EUR 2.3 billion by increasing taxes on middle- and high-income earners, self-employed professionals and businessesGreek lawmakers have voted to increase taxes on middle- and high- income earners, self-employed professionals...
Greeks Ask If Recovery Must Trump Environment ; Blessing or Bane, Projects Once Rejected Now Move Ahead in the Hope of 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 a forest near here, bulldozers have begun flattening hundreds of...
Hawks on Iraq Take Aim at Hagel ; Neoconservatives Angry over Nominee's Cautious Approach on 2003 War
The campaign now being waged against Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense is in some ways a relitigation of the dispute over the invasion of Iraq.In the bitter debate that preceded the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Senator Chuck Hagel...
If You're Uncertain, Show Confidence
Dinesh C. Paliwal is the chairman, president and chief executive of Harman International Industries, the audio and infotainment equipment company.Dinesh C. Paliwal is chairman, president and chief executive of Harman International Industries, the audio...
In Russia, Drafting a Patriotic Purge ; Lawmakers Aim at Films, Cars and Schooling to Halt Influences from Abroad
Members of the lower house of Parliament are putting forward bans on foreign ties for Russian citizens and officials -- proposals that are unlikely to pass and that analysts say are driven by domestic politics.The members of Russia's lower house of Parliament...
Is Delhi So Different from Steubenville?
India's horrific rape case is symptomatic of a global problem, and Americans who view it with condescension should also look in the mirror.In India, a 23-year-old student takes a bus home from a movie and is gang-raped and assaulted so viciously that...
Israel Evicts Palestinians from Protest Encampment ; Activists Had Erected Tents on Disputed Site for Future Jewish Settlements
The activists had erected tents on a disputed site for future Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.Israeli security forces evicted scores of Palestinian activists before dawn on Sunday from a tent encampment they had set up two days earlier...
It's All about the Quarterback Play ; Surprising Kaepernick Dominates Green Bay as San Francisco Advances
The 49ers' untested, strong-armed, second-year quarterback rushed for 181 yards, kept Green Bay's defense off-balance and outplayed the league's reigning most valuable player, Aaron Rodgers.There were 22 players on the field, dozens more on the sideline, 69,732...
Journalism Is More Than Raw Gun Data
After the Newtown, Connecticut, shootings, a newspaper in suburban New York published a map showing the names and addresses of gun permit holders. But on reflection, was it really journalism?Should data have a conscience?As a journalist, I am trained...
Manning's Postseason Woes Continue in Denver ; Manning's Playoff Woes Continue as Interception in Overtime Sinks Denver
With a new team and what he said felt like a different body, Denver's quarterback again had a playoff letdown, losing in a stunning double-overtime 38-35 game that sent Baltimore to the A.F.C. championship.In Peyton Manning's 15-year career, there has...
Next Czech President Will Be Break from Past ; Both Candidates in Runoff Back Europe Integration, Differing from Incumbent
Both runoff candidates support European integration, differing from the incumbent.An outspoken former prime minister and the current foreign minister will face each other in the Czech Republic's presidential runoff in two weeks. The former prime minister,...
N.H.L. Teams Frantically Preparing for Shortened Season
With the lockout behind them and players reporting in various states of readiness, there is little time in the downsized training camp for planning as the frantic sprint to the N.H.L. playoffs is set to begin Saturday.With players reporting in various...
Off Italian Coast, Lingering Reminder of a Disaster
Life in Giglio, Italy, has been redefined by the cruise liner disaster a year ago. Local officials worry that the salvage operation, which will not be finished until summer, will interfere with tourism on the island.One year after the luxury liner Costa...
Past 50, but Not Fading Away ; Some Carve New Paths to Survive Grim Reality of Late-Career Joblessness
Some people who have gone through the emotional and financial strains of late-career unemployment say that with skill, determination and a bit of luck, the end of a job does not have to be the end of the world.It is a midlife nightmare. Too young to...
President of France Doesn't Shy from Conflict ; Decisive Actions at Home and in Africa Defy Image of Hollande as Wobbly
Military actions in Mali and Somalia as well as success in brokering sensitive labor talks have lifted the French president's profile among both his political friends and enemies.President Francois Hollande has regularly been criticized as indecisive,...
Putting Your World at Your Fingertips ; Smartphones Achieving Dream of Wirelessly Handling Routine Tasks
App-powered accessories have provided the mechanisms that make the promise of a wirelessly connected life become reality.The smartphone is no longer just a portable computer in your pocket. It has become the remote control for your life. Do you want...
SAP Hopes to Outrun Its Rivals
The software delivers data management and analysis as much as 1,000 times as fast, SAP claims, so reports that used to take six hours can sometimes be done in seconds.The German software giant SAP is betting that a product that brought in 1.5 percent...
Squidolatry
At last, the first vivid display of the giant squid's living beauty.Two points about the giant squid, Architeuthis dux, recently caught on video by Japanese scientists and now writhing all over the Internet. It is not a colossal squid, Mesonychoteuthis...
The Greatcoat Fights Back on the Catwalk
The strength of the revived overcoat at Jil Sander, Burberry and others is its flair for 21st century fabrics, including leather and fur.The streets of this city seem paved with puffy nylon. Any way you look -- down at tiny kids, up at mighty men or...
The Last Chapter?
President Obama made progress on ending the war in Afghanistan, but many questions remain unanswered.President Obama said on Friday that the United States is moving toward a "responsible end" to the war in Afghanistan that has lasted for 12 years. At...
The Myth of Nuclear Necessity
Atomic weapons are aging, dangerous and no longer useful.Five years ago, four titans of American foreign policy -- the former secretaries of state George P. Shultz and Henry A. Kissinger, the former defense secretary William J. Perry and the former senator Sam...
The Obama Synthesis
The nominations of Hagel and Brennan, two men with Bush-era perspectives, tell us a lot about the president's foreign policy.As both his critics and admirers argue, the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense last week tells us something important about...
The Pollution in Beijing: From 'Crazy Bad' to Worse
Residents described the air Saturday as "postapocalyptic," "terrifying" and "beyond belief," but it was unclear exactly what was responsible for the rise in levels of particulate matter.One Friday more than two years ago, an air-quality monitoring device...
The West Wing Man Cave
All the president's men can't figure out why all the president has is men.President Obama ran promoting women's issues. But how about promoting some women? With the old white boys' club rearing its hoary head in the White House of the first black president,...
Wanderlust in a Country at War ; despite Travel Advisories and Threats from Taliban, Afghanistan Lures Visitors
Few tourist destinations are as exotic as Afghanistan, with its snowcapped mountains, ancient Buddhist monuments and Islamic architecture. Despite threats from the Taliban and travel warnings, some still visit.The Taliban have a message for foreign tourists...
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