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 October 23, 2013

Al Shabab Fights the Pirates
Somali piracy has all but vanished, but not because of multinational naval action off the Horn of Africa.Paul Greengrass's "Captain Phillips," an action movie starring Tom Hanks, dramatizes the hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama in 2009. The...
A New Take on Practical Economics
Ray Dalio, founder of the world's largest hedge fund, explains the economy as if it were a "machine," which he believes is much easier to understand.Forget Econ 101. Take a look at the lessons in Dalio 101.Ray Dalio, the 64-year-old founder of Bridgewater...
An Incomplete Democracy
Pakistan's military isn't itching for another coup, but it continues to wield a lot of influence, often with impunity.Pakistan's military continues to cast a long and often dominant shadow over the state. So when President Obama meets with Pakistan's new...
A Sports Journalist Loops His Way to Posterity
Tim Burke of Deadspin is known for his ability to capture the moment better, faster, more frequently and from more sports events than just about anyone. How he does it is a matter of wonder.At 2:44 p.m. on a recent Sunday, Tim Burke took a moment from monitoring...
Assad Gained Grip as U.S. Wavered on Syria Policy ; Deeply Divided Aides Battled to Sway Obama, New Accounts Reveal
A clear stance remains elusive as officials in Washington battle over numerous and contentious options.On June 12, with rebel forces in Syria in retreat and the Obama administration's policy toward the country in disarray, Secretary of State John Kerry...
At Netflix, Subscribers and Shares Keep Climbing ; Executives Voice Caution against 'Euphoria' after Strong Quarterly Figures
But with each record it sets, Netflix faces a pressing question: Can it keep adding subscribers by the millions to keep shareholders happy?Netflix on Monday announced a new subscriber milestone -- 40 million worldwide -- on the strength of exclusive...
At Rio Hotel, Brushing Sand off in Luxury
The rates at the Copacabana Palace in Rio start at about $450, with prices apt to soar during next year's World Cup. The opulence may be worth the price.The rates at the Copacabana Palace in Rio start at about $450, with prices apt to soar during next...
A Way to Save Global Trade Talks
A modest pact could boost the economy by easing the flow of goods across borders.After more than a decade of fruitless talks to lower trade barriers, officials from more than 150 countries are back at the negotiating table. This time, they are hoping...
Bond's Creator Is Long Gone, but Spy Lives for Another Day
William Boyd's new James Bond sequel, "Solo," has received mixed reviews from the public and from critics, many of whom question the worth of such enterprises.William Boyd's new James Bond sequel, "Solo," takes Britain's best-known spy to the war-ravaged...
Breast Milk Sold Online Often Tainted, Report Says ; Studies Detect Bacteria in Amounts That Are Enough to Sicken a Child
The report found that breast milk bought from two popular Web sites was often contaminated with high levels of bacteria, including salmonella.A cottage industry has sprung up facilitating the sale and donation of human breast milk on the Internet, but...
Briefly: Health
As compiled by editors of The International New York Times.Bone density Review of studies makes case against vitamin DIn a large review of studies, researchers have found almost no evidence that taking vitamin D supplements has any effect in preventing...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of The International New York Times.FOSSILS Which came first? An answer to teeth-and-scales questionIt's not quite a chicken-and-egg paradox, but scientists have long wondered which came first, teeth or scales. A new analysis of some...
By Talking Back, Viewers Point Nissan Car Ad in Thousands of Directions ; New Online Campaign for Infiniti Sports Sedan Lets Consumers Steer Plot
Infiniti is beginning a campaign for its Q50 sport sedan in which viewers interact with the characters. The goal is to transform product advertising into compelling content.Television viewers have been talking to characters in commercials for decades,...
Catcher Lifts St. Louis Pitchers ; Molina Has Helped Mold Young Staff into Polished, World Series- Ready Unit
Yadier Molina is a defensive and offensive star, but his handling of the Cardinals' young pitchers has made him indispensable to the team's success.Michael Wacha wore a wide smile and a National League champions T- shirt as he held his crystal Most Valuable...
Charity Leaves a Sour Taste ; Only Watch Auction Fails to Hit Price Targets for Many Donated Pieces
At Only Watch, a biennial charity watch auction, there were some successes, but also dismal results for nearly half the lots for the second year in a row.As Only Watch, a biennial charity watch auction, wrapped up its fifth edition last month in the...
China's War on Academic Freedom
An economist who angered the authorities is the latest casualty of "ideological purification."Peking University's decision last week to dismiss Professor Xia Yeliang, an economist and advocate of the free market, is making news around the world. The...
Chinese Source of Riches and Ruin ; Dominance in Rare Earths Yields Environmental Harm and a Trade Dispute
Export restrictions have done little to slow the devastation resulting from rare earth mining, including contamination that threatens the water supply of millions.In northern China, near the Mongolian border, radioactively contaminated leaks from two...
Doctors Risked All to Reveal Use of Poison Gas in Syria
While the White House claims credit for pushing Syria into giving up its chemical arsenal, some experts point to the doctors who risked their lives to bring to light the use of poison gas.Months before a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds of Syrians...
Donors to Clinton Get a Full Embrace
For some Democratic donors -- accustomed to what some see as the aloof indifference of President Obama -- experiencing the Clintons in fund-raising mode comes as something of a revelation.When a recent Manhattan fund-raiser for Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic...
Drone Report Shows a City in Fear ; Pakistani Frontier Town Lives under Threat, Even When U.S. Doesn't Strike
The people of Miram Shah describe living in distress under the threat of drone strikes, accounts now backed by an Amnesty International investigation.In the telling of some American officials, the C.I.A. drone campaign in Pakistan has been a triumph...
E.U. Moves to Shield Private Data ; Digital Companies in U.S. Would Need Consent, under Threat of Stiff Fines
An E.U. committee backed a measure that could require companies like Google and Yahoo to seek clearance from European officials before complying with U.S. warrants seeking private data.A panel of European Union lawmakers has backed a measure that could...
Ex-Patients Challenge Bleak Mental Care in Mexico
A growing number of people with severe mental illnesses, a population that is largely mocked and ignored here, are pressing for better treatment and greater understanding of their conditions.On a recent morning, a collection of people grappling with...
Eye-Catching Pieces Highlight Asia Fair ; Hong Kong Show Courts High-End Watch Buyers Who Miss Geneva Event
Over the last 10 years Asia has become the top market for Swiss watches, with exports in 2012 worth $12.84 billion. Though growth has slowed this year, the region remains a key market.As Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan, Andy Lau and Angelababy provided a star-spangled...
Fast Track Lives Recorded in Split Seconds ; Vintage Chronographs Used in 'Rush' Recall Early Days of Sponsorship
Amidt the screaming tires, jubilant fans and flaming cars in the car-racing film "Rush," watch lovers might make out the vintage timepieces on actors' wrists.In 1976, the rival racing car drivers James Hunt, nicknamed the Shunt, and Niki Lauda, aka the...
Fishermen vs. Fishing Fleets in E.U. Vote ; Lawmakers to Weigh Maritime Subsidies in Debate over Sea Ecology
The decision could continue to support the big-fleet approach or instead help pay for changes meant to steer the fishing industry toward a more ecological future.In a world of giant trawlers and fish-farming operations, Gwenael Pennarun still sets out...
From the Battlefield to Fashion Accessory ; World War I Centennial Inspires Watchmakers to Recall Classic Designs
The evolution of the gentleman's pocket watch into the wristwatch accelerated during World War I, and the centennial of the war has inspired watchmakers to commemorating some of their early simple designs.The evolution of the gentleman's pocket watch...
Germany Has Its Share of Culinary Stars ; Country's Chefs Honor Its Roots While Heading in New Directions
The country's chefs honor its roots while heading in new directions.When young lovers dream of a romantic European dinner in a back- street hideaway packed with locals, those back streets tend to be in Paris or Florence, not Dusseldorf or Nuremberg....
Home Prices Jump in China despite Efforts to Slow Their Rise
On average, home prices in China's largest cities rose 9.1 percent last month from a year earlier, reflecting relatively cheap credit and the urbanization of society.Prices of new homes in China continued to soar in September, defying government efforts...
Indian Police Charge 2 in Fatal School Poisoning ; Principal and Husband Are Accused in Deaths of 23 Who Ate Tainted Food
The principal, Meena Kumari, and her husband, Arjun Rai, are facing charges of murdering 23 children who died after being fed lunches laced with insecticide in July.The police in India have charged a school principal and her husband with murdering 23...
In Prague, Some Artistic Finger-Pointing
The Czech sculptor David Cerny offered a brash opinion in purple Styrofoam on the state of the nation's politics."The finger," said the Czech sculptor David Cerny, "speaks for itself." On that point, at least, everyone could agree.Mr. Cerny is not known...
It's All There for Amazon but the Profit ; Stock Price Keeps Rising but the Bottom Line Keeps Recording Losses
The retailing giant is expected to post $75 billion in sales this year and engages in a whirlwind of new ventures, yet it has not had a sizable profit since mid-2010.Nearly every day, Amazon announces a new venture.It just bought an online education...
JPMorgan Deal May Not Be So Punitive
While some say JPMorgan is being punished for the sins of two firms it bought in the financial crisis, Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual, Wall Street's fears of a largely punitive settlement may not add up.Some on Wall Street have portrayed JPMorgan...
Killing in U.K. Stirs Fear of Far-Right 'Lone Wolves'
The killing of an 82-year-old Muslim has intensified the debate in Britain about the roots of racial and religious hatred and of far- right violence.Pavlo Lapshyn, a doctoral student, had come to Britain on a government grant from Ukraine. He had won...
Londoners Recoil at Cost of Sewer Project
Utility customers will foot the bill to fund a new sewage system that critics say is akin to pouring money down the drain.On a particularly hot summer day in 1858, the smell of raw sewage from the River Thames became so unbearable that legislators had...
Lou Scheimer, 84, Co-Founder of Filmation Cartoon Studio
Mr. Scheimer's company produced "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids," "The Archie Show" and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe."Lou Scheimer, an Emmy-winning producer of television cartoons whose company, Filmation, was once the largest animation studio...
More Murder in Scott Turow's Kindle County
Scott Turow's latest Kindle County thriller takes its inspiration from the Greek myth of Castor and Pollux.Identical. By Scott Turow. 371 pages. Grand Central Publishing. $28. It is always a pleasure to visit KindleCounty, Scott Turow's shadow version...
Natural, Accidental Design ; Chance Meeting on Ferry Led to Popular Success of Do-It-Yourself Experiment
The designer Michael Young sold his first watches "like ice cream cones," but now they grace the wrists of more than 100,000 owners.Michael Young says that he "doesn't really know much about the watch world" and never intended to design watches when...
New Technique Holds Promise for Hair Growth ; Procedure Tested in Mice Would Increase Amount of Hair, Not Just Relocate It
Researchers said the procedure, tested in mice, would not just relocate hair, as in a transplant, but would increase its amount.Scientists have found a new way to grow hair, one that they say may lead to better treatments for baldness.So far, the technique...
Obama Admits Flaws on Health Site ; Remarks Play Down Importance of Online Insurance Marketplace
The president sought to deflect attention from the online issues by urging people to call a government phone number to get health insurance.President Obama offered an impassioned defense of the Affordable Care Act on Monday, acknowledging the technical...
Palestinians Avoid Voting in Jerusalem
In the last municipal election in Jerusalem, in 2008, 2,744 East Jerusalem Arabs voted -- a participation rate of 1.8 percent, compared with 60 percent in the city's Jewish neighborhoods.Mayor Nir Barkat proudly touts the investments he has made over the...
Palestinians Must Play a Long Game
Even incremental gains, obtained through negotiations, are better than no gains at all.Last month, hotel conference rooms here and in Gaza were filled with events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords, which were meant...
Prioritizing the Never-Ending Trophy Chase
The World Cup playoff draw for European teams was made Monday, but by Tuesday some of the players on those teams had other, more urgent priorities.The moment that Portugal and Sweden were paired in a winner-take- all elimination process, media attention...
Remembering, and Forgetting, the Flying Tigers of World War II
The grave sites of those who served with the Flying Tigers were rediscovered on a trash-strewn hillside in the southern city of Kunming. But despite official pledges to restore and protect it, little has been done.The decrepit state of a graveyard that...
Roma Case Prompts Call in Greece for Investigation ; Similar Charges Emerge in Dublin amid Broader Debate over Integration
A day after a Roma couple were jailed over the alleged abduction of a child in central Greece, a top prosecutor ordered an investigation into birth certificates issued over the past six years.A day after a Roma couple were jailed over the alleged abduction of...
Russia Puts on Squeeze as Neighbors Look to West ; Ex-Republics, Including Moldova, Feel Pressure in Battle over Influence
Warily eyeing Europe, Russia has been whispering threats and gripping throats, bluntly telling smaller neighbors to favor agreements and partnerships with it reather than the European Union.It was not enough for Dmitri O. Rogozin, a deputy prime minister of...
Scientists Straddle Fine Line Advising E.U. on Food ; Many Experts on Safety Often Have Industry Ties, a Watchdog Group Reports
Despite previous efforts to prevent conflicts, many experts on safety still have industry ties, a watchdog group reported.One scientist who advised Europe's food safety regulators about animal feed additives sits on the board of a foundation backed by the...
Security Check in U.S. Now Starts Long before You Arrive at the Airport
The measures go beyond the background checks the government has conducted for years, but it is unclear precisely what information is used in the risk assessments.The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is expanding its screening of passengers...
Still Waiting for Answers, Post-Lance
Dozens of people were mentioned in the report that exposed Lance Armstrong's lies, but a year after the report, we still do not know the identities of most of them.Some were cyclists who injected themselves with banned endurance boosters and popped testosterone...
Syrian Opposition Undecided on Peace Talks, Kerry Says
Secretary of State John Kerry joined with 10 allies in expressing support for a peace conference, although the opposition hasn't yet committed.The United States and 10 Arab and European countries expressed support on Tuesday for the convening of a peace...
The 3 Roles of Michael J. Fox
Fox wanted his Parkinson's disease foundation to push the science -- something no one else was doing.On Thursday, NBC will air the sixth episode of its new comedy series, "The Michael J. Fox Show." In it, Fox plays a popular television anchorman who...
The Stormy Politics of Building
We need to remove emotion from decision making on infrastructure.New York City's experience a year ago with Hurricane Sandy, in which subway tunnels and skyscraper basements in Lower Manhattan were flooded, demonstrated the mistake of locating critical infrastructure...
Time Capsules, Aglow with a Past Brilliance ; after Decades, Watches from James Dean and Ava Gardner Still Enthrall
The objects owned by Hollywood stars, like watches associated with James Dean and Ava Gardner, are still finding a big audience.Hollywood stars, like celestial ones, can be seen shining brightly long after burning out. James Dean and Ava Gardner have come...
Tradition Upended by a Pen Stroke ; the Painter Luo Ying Rethinks Centuries of Chinese Realism
With her signature line, Luo Ying upturns centuries of tradition and offers a daring rethink of the meaning of traditional Chinese painting which has struggled for the past century with how to re- invent itself.In her studio in Wuhan, a giant city in...
Weak Jobs Report Casts Shadow on Fed's Plans ; Tapering of Stimulus Could Be Delayed Further Because of Slow Growth
Any tapering of stimulus by the Federal Reserve could be delayed further because of slow growth reflected in the September report.Employers in the United States added 148,000 jobs in September, a discouraging report that may still be too optimistic about...
Weakness in Job Growth Casts Shadow on Fed Plans ; Tapering of Stimulus Could Be Delayed Further after Lackluster Figures
Any tapering of stimulus by the Federal Reserve could be delayed further because of slow growth reflected in the September report.Employers in the United States added 148,000 jobs in September, a discouraging report that may still be too optimistic about...