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 September 8, 2012

2 Bombs Kill 6 in Attack on Officers in Damascus
Two bombs in the Syrian capital killed at least six Friday as hundreds of opponents of President Bashar al-Assad held protests to demonstrate their continued hold on a handful of suburbs.Two bombs in the Syrian capital killed at least six security officers...
36 Hours In: Galway, Ireland
A quick visit to Galway, Ireland.Frequently called Ireland's most Irish city, this coastal metropolis is a place where Celtic culture and literature have long thrived, often in the traditional Gaelic language. But these days you're just as likely to...
America Losing Sight of the Future
The country once prided itself on a certain sense of equality and optimism. But is the United States still forward-looking?The United States seems so ill at present that no one can agree on what it has. The patient is sprawled out on the table, zonked, and...
Amid Drought, Bears Eat in Town ; with Food Sources Failing in U.S., Animals Roam Far from Foraging Grounds
With food sources failing from the record-breaking drought this summer in the United States, the animals are roaming far from their foraging grounds in a search for nourishment.People move to the mountains to be closer to nature. But not this close.At...
Arts Guide
A look at selected art exhibitions worldwide.New YorkTomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through Nov. 4.Mr. Saraceno (born 1973) is the 15th artist to be given free rein to occupy the museum's roof garden. At the 2009...
As Movies Go Digital, Is Film a Dying Breed?
The New York Times film critics discuss how digital technology is transforming how we look at movies and what movies look like.In the beginning there was light that hit a strip of flexible film mechanically running through a camera. For most of movie history...
Bespoke Suit, Hanging by a Thread
An individually tailored suit can cost $4,000, but the craftsman who makes it earns just $50,000 a year, working out of a small lapartment in New York.A few years ago Peter Frew arrived in New York with an important professional skill. He could construct...
Blown Leads and Missed Chances ; after 5 U.S. Open Titles, Federer's Timeline Reads like Tale of Slow Decline
Roger Federer's recent defeats share a common thread: blown leads and missed opportunities.Once the happiest of hunting grounds for Roger Federer, the U.S. Open has turned into a booby trap.His surprising -- if far from shocking -- late-night loss to Tomas...
Briefly: Books
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.The OrchardistBy Amanda Coplin. Harper/HarperCollins, $26.99. "His face was as pitted as the moon," Ms. Coplin writes of her late-19th-century protagonist, a well-meaning orchardist named Talmadge...
Buying Time
A new bond-buying plan from the European Central Bank is promising and comes not a moment too soon.It took a while, but Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, explained on Thursday what he meant last July when he said he would do whatever...
Character, Not Audacity
President Obama's speech on Thursday night was dominated by unexplained goals that were incommensurate with our problems.As I listened to President Obama on stage in Charlotte on Thursday night, I thought back to the days more than four years ago, when...
Cleaning Up the Economy
The next four years are likely to be much better than the last four years.Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention was a remarkable combination of pretty serious wonkishness -- has there ever been a convention speech with that much...
Compassion as Strategy for Deficit
Democrats have a chance to go on the offensive about the U.S. deficit. They should offer a deficit reduction plan that does as little harm as possible to people, jobs and economic opportunity.Aside from the empty chair that Clint Eastwood debated, the...
Contador Returns to His Winning Ways with a Stage Victory in Spain
Alberto Contador seems to have a comfortable lead as the Vuelta a Espana winds toward the finish on Sunday. But whatever the outcome, the race has strengthened his popularity despite his recent doping ban.When Alberto Contador used to win cycling races,...
Designers Hope Small-Car Styling Will Tempt U.S. Buyers
The need to maintain a sense of scale makes it hard to simply ship small cars from Europe and Asia to the United States. Still, there are other attractions that can make those morsels tempting to Americans.Cars have scale. They look different depending...
Diplomat's Swift Rise and Fall ; Caracas Strips Immunity of Its Young Envoy to Nairobi after Murder
Sent to Nairobi as deputy chief of mission within days of being hired by the Foreign Ministry, a neophyte diplomat was stripped of diplomatic immunity to face charges of murdering his boss.Dwight Sagaray's rise in the Venezuelan foreign service was almost...
Eavesdropping on Marriage
Every girl, Jewish or Muslim, wonders: How it is that some girls get married, and I don't?I admit that I often eavesdrop in crowded coffee shops. If my school paper is still a collection of half-disjointed claims, if I've got a barrage of e-mails screaming...
E-Books Initiative Enlists Publishers to Help Africa
A former Amazon executive's nonprofit organization that has brought Kindles to children in Africa got a big lift when several large publishers agreed to donate hundreds of e-books to the cause.Years ago, David Risher, a former Amazon executive, came...
Ex-Owners Earn Millions without a Team ; the N.B.A. May Be Sorry It Left the Spirits out of A.B.A. Merger in 1976
The Spirits of St. Louis were left out of the N.B.A. merger, but the owners were given a share of the league's TV deal. So far, that has added up to $255 million, and they want more.For years, it was an underappreciated wrinkle in the deal that merged...
Ford to Introduce New Models for the Slumping Auto Market of Europe ; Company Expects to Lose More Than $1 Billion on Continent in Current Year
During the U.S. auto industry's collapse, Ford kept investing heavily in new products. Now it is gambling the same strategy will work in Europe, where car sales are at their lowest point in 15 years.Even during the auto industry's collapse in the U.S....
For Hollande, a Pivotal Moment on Deficit ; French President Pressed to Be Specific on Plans for Spending and Taxes
Francois Hollande is facing rising discontent as he prepares to assemble the package of tax increases and spending cuts required to reduce the deficit.Samir Chaffar shook his head slowly on a recent weekday as he scanned a raft of newspapers at a kiosk...
Gender Complaint Stalls E.C.B. Candidate
The European Parliament does not have the power to mandate that women be considered, but it could hold up the process indefinitely by not issuing an opinion.The leader of an influential committee at the European Parliament said Friday that a hearing...
Glencore Gives Ground in Campaign for Xstrata ; Last-Minute Increase of Takeover Offer Aims to Bring Qatar on Board
Glencore International has potentially saved its megamerger with the mining company Xstrata by improving the terms of the all-share deal at the last minute.Glencore International, the world's biggest commodities trading company, has potentially saved...
Global Smugglers Find Profit in Ozone-Damaging Coolant Gas
The gas, HCFC-22, is still produced in huge volumes and sold cheaply in China, India and Mexico.The chief executive of the century-old company from America's heartland shifted nervously on the witness stand here as he tried to explain how a trusted senior...
In Her Fiction, Modern South Korea Lives and Breathes
The prize-winning novel "Please Look Afer Mom" is part of a body of work over three decades that has set its author apart as one of the best chroniclers of modern life in her country.Like so many South Korean parents at the time, Shin Kyung-sook's mother...
In Northwest Corner of India, the Work of Centuries
A 90-minute nonstop flight from Mumbai drops city-weary adventurers into Bhuj, a haven of exquisite, age-old craftsmanship.A 90-minute nonstop flight north from Mumbai drops city-weary adventurers into the grasslands of the Kutch, a haven of exquisite, age-old...
In Shift, E.C.B. Will Buy Bonds ; New Policy Consistent with Bank's Duty to Keep Prices Stable, Draghi Says
The bank agreed on a framework for unlimited bond purchases on the open market to bring down borrowing costs of troubled euro countries.Markets rallied across Asia on Friday after the European Central Bank took its most ambitious step yet toward easing...
Israel Admits 3 from Group of 21 African Migrants
The episode has posed a new challenge to Israel's campaign to control its borders and has reignited an impassioned debate here about the obligation of the state to those seeking refuge.For days, their blurred images had appeared on Israeli television screens...
Italy's Race? Only at Monza ; on Circuit near Milan, Country's Grand Prix Has Been at Home since 1922
The history and host track of the Italian race are indelibly linked.Probably more than with any other Formula One race, the history and host track of the Italian Grand Prix are indivisible.This year, as so often in the past, the Italian Grand Prix is...
Judge Finds Bishop Guilty of Shielding a Pedophile ; Cleric, First Prelate Convicted in Catholic Abuse Cases, Avoids Jail
The verdict is considered a watershed moment in the priest abuse scandal that has plagued the Roman Catholic Church since the 1980s.A Roman Catholic bishop has been found guilty of failing to report suspicions of child abuse, becoming the first U.S....
Living in the Era of Megaterror
One of the hardest truths about modern life is that the same advances in science and technology that enrich our lives also empower potential killers to achieve their deadliest ambitions.Forty years ago this week at the Munich Olympics of 1972, Palestinian...
Markets in China Rise on Signs of New Stimulus ; Promise of $100 Billion in Infrastructure Projects Starts Rally by Investors
The rally was set off by the announcement this week of the accelerated approval of dozens of large-scale state infrastructure projects that analysts said could be worth more than $100 billion.Stock markets in mainland China roared ahead more than 4 percent during...
Match Made in Heaven, in Prague ; Nota Bene Combines City's Cuisine Crush with Longstanding Love of Lager
The restaurant Nota Bene combines the city's crush on cuisine with its longstanding love of lager.Tracking down great beer in Prague has never been a problem. Finding a decent meal has certainly gotten easier. But for years, good food and good brews...
New Challenges Facing Euro Zone
Markets rose strongly on Friday after the European Central Bank announced a plan to buy unlimited amounts of sovereign bonds, but the currency bloc still has much work to do before it can begin intervening as needed.Borrowing costs for Spain and Italy...
New E-Readers from Amazon Raise Stakes in Battle with Apple
Amazon announced updates to its line of Kindle e-readers, including the Kindle Fire HD, which comes in two sizes, one that is nearly as large as the iPad and that undercuts its price by $200.Amazon has announced a barrage of new tablets and e-readers...
Obama Draws the Battle Lines ; Accepting Nomination, President Says He Averted an Economic Disaster
Accepting the Democratic nomination for a second term, President Barack Obama argued, "It will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades."In accepting the Democratic nomination for a second term, President...
Obama's Tweaked Definition of 'Hope'
The president needs to sell things the way Bill Clinton does: eye to eye, heart to heart.Perhaps the greatest paradox of American politics is that so many of its practitioners close in on -- or reach -- the pinnacle of the profession despite a fundamental...
Pakistani Girl Accused of Blasphemy Given Bail
The case has come to represent what many see as the abuses carried out in the name of Pakistan's colonial-era blasphemy laws, which critics say are often used to intimidate members of minority groups.A judge in Pakistan granted bail Friday to a teenage...
Paying the Price for Racing Errors ; Formula One Intends Its Fines and Penalties to Serve as Deterrents
Although rarely discussed, the system of imposing fines has long existed in Formula One, the richest series in world auto racing, and in most other series.Because of his poor judgment at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend, the driver Romain...
Raising the Ritalin Generation
If "accelerated" has become the new normal, there's no choice but to diagnose the kids developing at a normal rate with a disorder.I remember the moment my son's teacher told us, "Just a little medication could really turn things around for Will." We...
Refuge, in a Once-in-a-Lifetime Place ; Resort in Indonesia Offers Divers Access to a Startlingly Magical World
The Misool Eco Resort in Indonesia offers access to a staggering magical world.CORRECTION APPENDED When, after two days of flying, one reaches the island of Bali only to realize that more days of travel lie ahead -- from Denpasar to Makassar,...
Rescuers Search Italian Seas for Boat Survivors
Italian and NATO vessels rescued 56 people and recovered one body, but passengers on the craft, which apparently ran into difficulties on Thursday, said dozens were missing.Rescue teams on Friday were searching the waters off a southern Italian islet...
Revenge and Doom in Venice ; Film Festival Keeps Hot Challengers Coming as It Approaches Its End
The hits keep on coming as the film festival starts to wrap up.Although Alberto Barbera, the returning artistic director of the Venice International Film Festival, packed many of the most anticipated productions into the first days this year, strong...
Ruling Favors E-Book Retailers ; Companies like Amazon Gain the Upper Hand in Dispute with Publishers
The ruling promised to empower Amazon, the e-retailing giant, to drop the price of many e-books to $9.99 or even lower, which could put pressure on competing retailers to do the same.In a decision that could start an e-book price war in the publishing...
Seizing Moment, Putin Steers Russia East ; at Conference, President Aims to Strengthen Economic Ties with Asia
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia aims to strengthen economic ties with the Pacific Rim at the conference this weekend in Vladivostok.President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is seizing on the Asia- Pacific economic summit conference being held here...
She's Loud, Proud and Ranked No. 1 ; Azarenka Won't Apologize for Lack of Glamour or Her Distinctive Grunt
Victoria Azarenka, currently ranked No. 1 in women's tennis, carries herself with braggadocio, her demeanor closer to streetball swagger than the tame civility of tennis."I just want to have fun," top-ranked Victoria Azarenka said in the past week. "I...
Signs of Discord over E.C.B.'S Plan ; Reaction in Germany Is Scathing, While Debtor Countries Express Doubts
The bond buying plan that the E.C.B. president, Mario Draghi, announced to much fanfare Thursday ran into immediate political problems a day later in Germany, Spain and Italy.In the long euro crisis, there is often a sobering morning-after whenever there...
Singapore, an Ally, Gives China a Warning
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Communist Party elites not to underestimate the United States as a world power.In an unusual public airing of strategic problems surrounding China's rise, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore has warned China...
Southwest China Hit by Deadly Quakes ; Dozens Killed in Yunnan; Officials Evacuate over 100,000 from Homes
More than 50 people were killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in Yunnan and Guizhou, two largely poor, rural neighboring provinces.A series of earthquakes shook two provinces in southwestern China on Friday, killing at least 64 people and damaging 20,000...
Stereotypes in Toe Shoes ; Offensive Views of Race Still Run through the World of Story Ballet
Though race-blind casting has been widespread in ballet for decades, cliched and sometimes offensive views of race remain alive and well across the art form.Calendars for the coming ballet season have now been announced across much of America. As usual,...
The Big Apple Calling
Many international designers, including Victoria Beckham, find New York is the best venue to show their creations.Dancing on top of a London taxicab, singing her heart out, Victoria Beckham reverted to her Spice Girl days in the rock and pop ending to...
The Fight to Frame the Race ; Republicans Emphasize Economy, as Democrats Stress Promise of Future
The Democrats' goal in their convention was to turn the campaign into a choice between their program and the Republicans', while the Romney camp seeks a referendum on President Barack Obama's first term.Presidential candidates can usually count on luxuriating...
The Global Scars of Vietnam's Wars
In "Embers of War," Fredrik Logefall examines the Asian country's tortured history from the end of World War II to the beginning of the second Vietnam War in 1959 in a comprehensive history of that time.CORRECTION APPENDED Embers of War. The...
There's a Reason His Teammates Call Him House ; Semipro Defensive Tackle Is One of Largest Players in the History of Football
John Taylor, a defensive tackle for a semiprofessional team in Pennsylvania, is one of the largest players in the history of football.John Taylor has to duck when he walks through the front door of his home. He stands 6 feet 11 inches, or 2.1 meters,...
U.S. Adds Haqqani Network to Terror List
The decision is the culmination of nearly two years of spirited debate inside the administration that reached a peak in the past month under the pressure of a reporting deadline on Sunday.In a report to the U.S. Congress on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary...
Visas-for-Dollars Deal a Boon to Hotel Chains ; Wealthy Immigrants Help to Fund Lagging Market through U.S. Program
A U.S. government program that grants EB-5 visas to foreigners who invest at least $500,000 in an American business, is proving to be a relatively cheap source for financing new Marriott hotels.When Marriott International wanted to open a new hotel in downtown...
Weak Gains in U.S. Jobs Put Pressure on President ; August Figures Suggest That Economy Is Treading Water Ahead of Elections
Job growth in the United States slowed substantially in August, increasing the political pressure on the White House and strengthening the argument for new action by Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy.Job growth slowed substantially in August,...
Weighing Afghans' Attacks ; NATO News Conference Gives an Example of Why Culture Gap Remains Wide
A NATO news conference gave an example of why the culture gap remains wide.It was billed as a news briefing by U.S. and Afghan commanders on what the allies are doing to stop insider attacks by Afghan forces against NATO troops. The first question, though,...
World War II, in Painful Detail
His work is a grueling but gripping account about the war.The Second World War. By Antony Beevor. Illustrated. 863 pages. Little, Brown & Co., $35; W&N, Pounds 25.Toward the end of this powerful narrative of World War II, Antony Beevor quotes a report,...
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