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 March 13, 2013

A Call from the E.U.'S Leadership to Keep on Cutting Back
In advance of an E.U. summit meeting Thursday in Brussels, the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, warned of uneven economic performances across the euro zone.The president of the European Commission has called on E.U. leaders...
Across U.K., Weak Odds for Women
The broader backdrop of British politics suggests the likelihood of having a woman lead Britain again any time soon is remarkably slim.Could the next British prime minister be a woman? A surge of rumors in Parliament means it looks marginally more plausible...
Afghan Sisters Lost in a Wave of Suicides ; as Cultural Values Clash, Dozens of Young Women Trying to End Their Lives
In affluent Mazar-i-Sharif, an increasing number of suicides among young women has grown with such speed that the city's hospital and police say they have been overwhelmed.On the surface, the Gul sisters seemed to have it all: They were young, beautiful,...
Airlines Lose Monopoly on Luxury Travel Lounges
Issuers of premium credit cards are looking for customers who pay hefty annual fees to enjoy priority boarding, free checked bags and lounge access.Lunch at the luxurious new American Express Centurion Lounge at the airport was a little toasted sandwich...
An Energy First for Japan with 'Flammable Ice'
If the effort to extract gas from such offshore reserves is successful, it could sharply reduce Japan's reliance on fossil-fuel imports.Japan said Tuesday that it had extracted gas from offshore deposits of methane hydrate -- sometimes called "flammable...
An Unholy Alliance
At a U.N. conference, Iran, Russia and the Vatican are trying to block global standards protecting women from violence.Some horrific events over the past few months, including the shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl and the rape and murder of a young...
At Airports, Security Becomes a Matter of Trust ; Risk-Based Screening to Decide Who Can Zip through, and Who Waits
Civil liberties groups are questioning the methods to be used to distinguish between travelers eligible for lighter screening and those who will receive more scrutiny.Aviation security leaders are moving forward with plans to shift toward a risk-based...
Australia Seeks a 'Chief Funster' to Help Rescue Its Tourism Industry
Australia is in the midst of a mining boom that has lured thousands of young workers into resource-related fields, leaving tourism short of skilled labor.Australia has a few help-wanted ads it would like you to take a look at.There is this opening in...
Boeing Hopes to Adapt Dreamliner Technology for 777
The company plans to add lightweight carbon-composite wings and new engines to the popular model to take advantage of new technologies that it developed for its 787 Dreamliner.Boeing is likely to seek approval from its board as early as next month to...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.BROMATOLOGY DNA analysis turns up nasty surprises in AfricaBiltong, the strips of cured meat that are a popular snack in South Africa, is often not what it appears to be.Using DNA analysis, researchers...
Cardinals Face Age-Old Rituals Salted with Politics ; Final Word to Electors before Conclave Begins Is an Appeal for Unity
The conclave in Rome is not exactly a smoke-filled room, but hard negotiations blend with centuries of ritual.The day so anxiously awaited by Roman Catholics and curiously anticipated by many others arrived on Tuesday, when cardinals of the church convened...
Central Bank in Germany Bolsters Its Risk Reserves
The Bundesbank said Tuesday that it had nearly doubled its loss reserves, a not-so-subtle expression of its uneasiness with the E.C.B.'s crisis measures.The central bank in Germany said Tuesday that it had nearly doubled the reserves it holds to cover...
Change Confronts Next Pope ; Conservatives Prefer Little or None, While Others Seek Sweeping Revisions
The Roman Catholic Church's conservatives prefer little or no changes, while others are seeking sweeping revisions.They processed into the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday reciting a Latin hymn and swore an oath on the Bible, pledging secrecy.Then the 115 cardinals...
China Knocks on Iceland's Door
As polar ice recedes, Iceland has become a strategic gateway to energy sources and new trade routes -- and Beijing is showing its interest.Iceland's long-isolated existence was broken by World War II and the Cold War when its strategic location at the...
Defining Bullying Down
The word "bullying" is overused -- expanding to encompass both appalling violence or harassment and a few mean words.CORRECTION APPENDED The death on March 3 of Bailey O'Neill, a 12-year-old boy in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, was widely attributed...
Dell Agrees to Open Its Books to Activist Investor ; Computer Giant's Board Sets Up Process to Flush out Best Buyout Proposal
The billionaire Carl C. Icahn has agreed to confidentiality in joining a "go-shop" process by Dell's board to flush out offers that could top the bid by the computer giant's founder and an investment firm.Dell has agreed to open its books to the activist...
Ex-Politician and Former Wife Get Jail Terms in U.K. ; Once-Influential Pair Admitted to Lying about 2003 Speeding Ticket
Chris Huhne, 58, formerly energy minister, and Vicky Pryce, 60, a prominent economist, were each sentenced to eight months in prison for perverting the course of justice by lying about a speeding ticket.A sensational trial that featured a leading politician,...
Files Show Police Errors in Handling Savile Case ; Report on BBC Celebrity Recounts How He Evaded Sex-Crimes Prosecution
A report on the BBC celebrity Jimmy Savile recounted how he evaded sex crime prosecution.Police failures over five decades allowed Jimmy Savile, one of Britain's best-known television personalities, to escape investigation for a lifetime of sex offenses...
France Asks If Skype Is a Phone Operator ; Prosecutors to Investigate Company's Failure to Register under French Law
French regulators have asked prosecutors to investigate Microsoft's Skype unit over its failure to register as a telecommunications operator in accordance with local law.French regulators said Tuesday that they had asked prosecutors to investigate Microsoft's...
France Wants All Net Traffic to Have the Same Priority ; 'Neutrality' Measure Aims to Bolster Free Speech and Competition
The government called for a law requiring Internet service providers to give all traffic on their networks equal priority, saying existing rules were insufficient.CORRECTION APPENDED The French government on Tuesday called for a law requiring Internet...
Gaza Baby's Death Linked to Palestinian Rocket Fire
The death of an 11-month-old and two relatives on Nov. 14 was initially attributed to an Israeli airstrike. U.N. investigators said the cause may have been a rocket that was aimed at but fell short of Israel.A U.N. report has suggested that a Palestinian...
German Central Bank Doubles Risk Reserves ; Expansion of Provisions Signals Uneasiness with Actions Taken by E.C.B
The move is a not-too-subtle expression of uneasiness with measures by the European Central Bank to combat the euro crisis.In a profound signal of uneasiness about the health of the euro zone, the German central bank said Tuesday that it had nearly doubled...
Google to Pay $7 Million to Settle U.S. Data-Privacy Case
Google vehicles taking photographs for its Street View service also secretly collected personal data from millions of unencrypted wireless networks.Google has agreed to pay $7 million as a result of an investigation brought by a coalition of state attorneys...
Hagel Avoids Simple Analysis ; 'It's Complicated' Serves as Unofficial Mantra on His Visit to Afghanistan
After a difficult trip to Afghanistan, the new American defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, refused to reduce any of the complicated equations at play into facile absolutes.The U.S. defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, left Afghanistan at dawn on Monday, his...
Holly Golightly Goes to Broadway ; A Dragon Hatcher Takes on the Ghost of Audrey Hepburn
Emilia Clarke of "Game of Thrones" wears the mantle of Holly Golightly in the new stage production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's."CORRECTION APPENDED Hovering about Richard Greenberg's stage adaptation of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's"...
If Darwin Had Known about Genomes ; Gene Swapping Helps Explain the Mysteries of Mimicry in Nature
Researchers try to explain the mysteries of mimicry and why some butterflies adopt wing colors and patterns of other species of butterflies.Perhaps no destination has attracted and inspired more great naturalists than Brazil. Charles Darwin, on his epic...
Insomnia and the Poet
It's wanting to see, to be always awake and aware of the Big Sleep of which each night's little sleep is trope and harbinger.Insomnia is never far from my thoughts, especially when I am writing. A poor sleeper even as a girl, I spent many nights scribbling...
Iran Receives Harsh Review from U.N. Rights Official
The U.N. investigator expressed particular concern for journalists, rights activists and prominent lawyers defending politically sensitive cases or working with organizations promoting human rights.With presidential elections approaching in June, Iran...
Iraqi Group Claims It Killed Syrians ; Sunni Jihadists' Message Reflects Sectarian Animus Spreading from Conflict
The jihadist group, the Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq, boasted of the March 4 massacre in a harshly worded Internet posting that used demeaning references to Shiites and the Alawite sect.A Sunni militant jihadist group in Iraq has claimed responsibility...
Mars Rover Sends Hints of a Warmer, Wet Planet ; Scientists Find Evidence of 'Habitable' Climate on Planet in Its Early Years
NASA's Mars rover, Curiousity, has sent back data that suggests that at one time the planet was awash in water and other factors friendly to life -- at least as we know it.Young Mars appears to have been a pleasant place to live, but scientists have...
Mexico Moves to Open Up Its Telecom Industries
The effort would give broad new powers to regulators who have been frustrated in their attempts to reduce the market power of America Movil.President Enrique Pena Nieto and leaders of the three main political parties in Mexico have presented a sweeping...
New Republican Budget Is like Last Year's ; Democrats Dismiss Cuts as Brutal as They Gear Up to Offer Their Own Map
Cuts proposed by Representative Paul D. Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, were denounced as brutal by Democrats, who are gearing up to offer their own plan.Representative Paul D. Ryan was part of the losing Republican ticket in November's presidential...
Nuclear's Potential for the Planet
Because of the need for thousands of large generating stations that emit no carbon dioxide, many technologists keep returning to potential improvements in nuclear power.At a legendary but secretive laboratory in California, Lockheed Martin is working...
Online Site for Betting Halts Trading
Intrade said that it had placed a freeze on taking bets and on customer accounts after it had discovered potential financial irregularities.The online betting site Intrade has halted trading and frozen customer accounts after discovering potential financial irregularities.The...
Oppenheimer Settles S.E.C. Accusations
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that Oppenheimer had misled investors about the performance of one of its private equity funds.Oppenheimer & Co. will pay nearly $3 million to settle accusations by U.S. and state regulators that it misled...
Overturning of Sex Attack Verdict Gets New Scrutiny ; U.S. Defense Secretary Will Review Decision to Annul Officer's Conviction
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is beginning an internal review of a decision by a senior U.S. Air Force commander to overturn the sexual assault conviction of a fighter pilot.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is beginning an internal review of a decision...
Putin Nominates Close Ally to Top Bank of Russia Post
The move signaled that the bank's independence, like that of many other institutions in Russia, may now be subject to more direct Kremlin control.President Vladimir V. Putin on Tuesday nominated Elvira Nabiullina, a close political ally and his chief...
Revolution of the Axis of Ennui
The economy's winners are the unfashionable people who grow grain, drill for fuel and lay pipeline.Because I have to generate two columns a week for you, Dear Reader, I spend some time hunting for new ideas on the conference circuit. When you are on...
Seoul Says Pyongyang Can't Unilaterally Nullify Truce ; South Korea Calls Threats a Psychological Ploy to Buoy the North's Leader
It called the North's war threats a psychological ploy to strengthen Kim Jong-un's leadership at home and pressure Washington and Seoul to make concessions to the isolated country.South Korea said on Tuesday that North Korea cannot unilaterally nullify...
Smaller Companies Hit Hardest in Italy ; Backbone of Economy Buckling under Weight of Austerity and No Growth
Among Italy's estimated six million companies, businesses of all sizes have been going belly up at the rate of 1,000 a day over the past year.Emanuele Tedeschi wiped sawdust from his hands and gestured around the cavernous woodworking factory that has...
Soda Limits in New York Are Voided by Judge ; Restrictions Are Deemed 'Arbitrary and Capricious'; Mayor Says He'll Appeal
Banning the sale of extra-large sugary drinks was one of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's more divisive initiatives. Now a court has ruled that his move overstepped legal bounds.A judge has struck down New York's limits on large sugary drinks one day before...
That's Life: Hidden Organisms in the Extremes
Some thrive in extreme conditions and some may live only in the imagination.Weird Life. The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different From Our Own. By David Toomey. 268 pages. W.W. Norton, $25.95; Pounds 17.99.It's life, Jim, but not as we know it....
The Recipe for Continuity
The process for choosing the next pope is a recipe and metaphor for the Roman Catholic hierarchy's aloofness.And now the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church retreat into the Sistine Chapel, hordes of journalists flitting breathlessly around St. Peter's...
There's No Substitute for Mom -- or Is There? ; Researchers Look at How Teddy Bears and Blankies Ease Stress of Separation
Scientists look at how teddy bears and blankies ease the stress of mother-child separation."Where's your baby?" said the mother to her sobbing 3-year-old daughter. "You need your baby!"Her older daughter began digging through the two large diaper bags,...
The Right to Stay Silent? Not in Soccer
If UEFA wants to punish someone from Manchester United after its loss in the Champions League, it should be a player who made a spectacle while protesting, not a manager who stayed silent.A week from now, the jury known as the UEFA control and disciplinary...
The Thin Line between Sampling and Licensing in a Viral Sensation ; with 'Harlem Shake,' Questions about Legality outside Record Industry
With 'Harlem Shake,' questions about legality outside off the parameters of the record industry.CORRECTION APPENDED Hector Delgado gave up being a reggaeton artist five years ago to become an evangelical preacher in Puerto Rico. So it was something of...
The Usher of Harrowing Stories ; Lisa Pulitzer Carves out a Specialty in Books on Women Trapped in Cults
Lisa Pulitzer, who started out writing about murder, now helps young women who have fled sects give their accounts in compelling prose.Many writers have specialties: mystery, romance, true crime, even vampires. But Lisa Pulitzer has developed a subgenre...
Troubling Pattern in Cancer Care ; Study Criticizes Treatment of Ovarian Cases, Saying Many Lives Are Cut Short
Women with ovarian cancer in the United States often receive inadequate care and miss out on treatments that could add a year or more to their lives, researchers reported.Most women with ovarian cancer receive inadequate care and miss out on treatments...
Tunisia's Story Unfolds on a Hero's Avenue
Avenue Bourguiba, like Tahir Square in Cairo, is a prism through which one can witness the state of Tunisia's young democracy.On the avenue that bears the name of his hero, an elderly veteran of Tunisia's struggle for independence has watched his country's transformations,...
U.K. Moves to Rebuild Bank Regulation
By splitting the duties of the Financial Services Authority, policy makers hope to improve the monitoring of banks and the policing of financial markets.After the financial crisis, countries like the United States adopted wide-ranging changes to their...
Under Stress, Syrian Army Seeks Aid of Local Militias ; Forces Cede Territory to Rebels in Effort to Protect Assad's Power
The Syrian Army is handing over more checkpoints to paramilitary groups and giving up territory in the northeast in developments that some say point to the military's continuing strain.The Syrian Army is handing over more and more checkpoints to paramilitary...
Unexpected Makes Classic a Series to Watch ; Sport Is Much Better off When Teams like Italy and Netherlands Advance
The World Baseball Classic has some unlikely teams moving on -- the Netherlands and Italy -- which could be good for baseball as a whole.Brandon Phillips was a bat boy for the United States Olympic baseball team in 1996. It was a transformative experience,...
U.S. and E.U. Seek Support for a Free Trade Deal ; Trans-Atlantic Agreement Would Help Exporters and Boost Growth, Parties Say
Karel De Gucht, the E.U. trade commissioner, said one of the biggest beneficiaries of a free trade deal with the United States would be automobile manufacturers.President Barack Obama and the top trade official for the European Union sought to rally...
U.S. Intelligence Official Stresses Threat of Cyberattacks
James R. Clapper Jr., director of national intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that a major cyberattack could "result in long-term, wide-scale disruption of services."The United States's top intelligence official warned Congress on Tuesday...
U.S. Pushes China to Crack Down on Hacking ; Obama Security Adviser Urges Beijing to Enter Talks on Global Standards
A speech by a White House official was the first public confrontation with China over cyberespionage and came days after a Chinese official rejected evidence of a military role in hacking.The White House has demanded that the Chinese government stop...
Wary Calm Settles in Kenya after Election ; Little Sign of the Violence That Marred the Previous Vote, despite Fraud Claims
The fact that the loser in the presidential election has chosen to take his grievances to the courts rather than the streets shows how far the country has come since the last, violence-tainted, vote.In the Kibera slum, where the sun beats down mercilessly...
Weighing the Cost of Prosecutions
The fact that prosecutors have not claimed a big-time scalp in the financial crisis obscures the issue of prosecuting companies themselves and the complications such prosecutions raise.Are banks too big to jail?If there were any doubt about the answer...
Yankees Try Something New: Living on a Budget ; New York Pares Payroll as It Tries to Get below Tax Threshold in 2014
The team is showing a newfound fiscal restraint as it tries to get its payroll below $189 million for 2014 so it can fall below the luxury-tax threshold and save a lot of money.The New York Yankees, the sports franchise known almost as much for lavish...

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