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 21, 2013

A '70S Design That the Decade Just Wasn't Ready for ; Mechanical Digital Face on a Wedge-Shaped Case Gets Reverent Makeover
The "jumping hours" of the HM5 by MB&F will remind aficionados of the Amida Digitrend.In 1972, as European watchmakers faced the full onslaught of Japanese quartz watches, the Swiss watch brand Amida decided to fight back, designing a futuristic-looking...
A Journey from Farm Girl to Groundbreaking School President ; Head of Elite U.S. College Stresses the Importance of a Broad Education
Rebecca Chopp is the president of Swarthmore College. The institution outside Philadelphia was ranked the third-best liberal arts college in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.Rebecca Chopp is the president of Swarthmore College. The institution,...
A Nail-Biter for Merkel in German State Election
The outcome of the vote in Lower Saxony remained a neck-and-neck battle between the chancellor's Christian Democrats and their main rivals.The outcome of a regional election in the state of Lower Saxony remained a neck-and-neck battle between Chancellor...
An Eye for the Unusual and the Next Big Thing ; Chronopassion's Founder Is a Trendsetter, Inspired by Timepieces of the Past
Laurent Picciotto, the founder of Chronopassion, has earned a reputation as a passionate watch enthusiastAs a boy, Laurent Picciotto was entranced, he says, by the complex timepieces his father collected -- the more complicated and technically improbable...
An Israel 'In Despair' Prepares to Vote ; with No Solution in Sight to Palestinian Question, Pocketbook Issues Prevail
Israelis are expected to elect Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a third term in national elections Tuesday, as opponents failed to rally behind a candidate.From the deck of a swank new cafe at the edge of this sprawling Jewish settlement, customers...
A Peek at Obama's Speech
Here's a look at the president's Second Inaugural Address, revised for maximum honesty.President Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address, revised for maximum honesty: My fellow Americans, I am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the consequential...
A 'Plastic Juncture' in World Affairs
For all the talk of U.S. decline, the president is well- positioned to assert global leadership.As President Barack Obama enters his second term, the state of the world is unsettled. The leading powers are beset with economic crises or are in various...
A Son of Gandhi Dynasty Rises to No.2 Post in Congress Party
Rahul Gandhi has been appointed vice president of the Indian National Congress party, but whether he will serve as its candidate for prime minister in elections set for next year is still unclear.Rahul Gandhi, the heir apparent of an Indian political...
A.T.P. Begins Experiment with a No-Let Rule ; Challenger Tour Players Give Mixed Reviews to Removal of Do-Overs
The experiment was announced along with adjustments toward more strict enforcement of the rule regulating the number of seconds players take between points.Once again, a debate has emerged in tennis on whether to do away with the do-overs.The A.T.P....
At the Limit: An Epic to Remember ; Djokovic at Last Victorious after 5-Hour Marathon with Underdog Wawrinka
Even if he falters in his quest for a third straight Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic will still have another great escape to savor in the years ahead after his marathon victory over Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round.No short stories seem to...
Austrians Support an Army of Conscripts, Exit Polls Say ; in Referendum, Majority Choose Traditional Force over Professional Military
Initial results based on exit polls from a referendum held Sunday show nearly 60 percent of voters support keeping a compulsory military service rather than switching to a smaller, professional army.Austria may have few enemies and no wars to fight,...
A Wily Upstart Works His Way to the Pinnacle of U.S. Finance ; Young Business Is Buying Company Whose Markets Include Big Board in N.Y
How the New York Stock Exchange fell into Jeffrey C. Sprecher's hands is, at heart, a story of the disruptive power of innovation.When nearly all else had failed, Jeffrey C. Sprecher flew to New York and crashed at his sisters' apartment, a cramped walk-up...
Bankers May Find Less Hostility in Davos ; Regulators Easing Up, as Fear of Slow Growth Offsets Urge to Censure
Among the government overseers who will be flocking to the Swiss town for the World Economic Forum, there seems to be a growing feeling that the banks have taken enough bashing.Two years ago, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, told an audience...
Baseball Looks at Rule to Make Mound Less a Tower of Babel ; League to Vote on Shift in Response to Influx of Foreign-Born Pitchers
Interpreters in Japan and South Korea have long participated in mound conferences with pitchers who do not speak the same language as their managers or coaches.CORRECTION APPENDED Major League Baseball's new proposal to allow interpreters to accompany...
Buying Back a Forgotten Chinese Heritage ; Antique Pocket Watches Made for Asian Market Fetch Millions at Auction
Auction prices for antique pocket watches are soaring as collectors vie for decorative 19th century timepieces made in Europe for sale in Imperial China..For watch collectors and investors seeking an alternative to modern watches, antique pocket watches...
Cameron to Speak on E.U. This Week, Official Says
Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver a much-awaited address on Britain's future relations with Europe in the next few days, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday.Prime Minister David Cameron, who has postponed a much-awaited address on...
Confession Isn't End of Armstrong's Story
The cyclist is now without credibility, a job, his cancer foundation or any foreseeable income. But anti-doping officials are hoping he has one thing at the top of his to-do list: to knock on their doors.The long wait for Lance Armstrong to admit his...
Cyprus Tops Agenda for Overseers of the Euro ; Finance Ministers to Deal with Rescue Package, but Crisis Mood Has Passed
The finance ministers who control the euro are scheduled to meet Monday and will take up the case of Cyprus, the fourth country that appears to need rescue.Finance ministers who oversee the euro are planning to meet here Monday and are expected to choose...
Excessive Voltage Ruled out in Dreamliner Fire
Investigators in the U.S. are proceeding with their investigation of a battery fire on a Boeing Dreamliner and have begun to rule out causes.U.S. investigators said Sunday that they had ruled out excessive voltage as the cause of a battery fire on a...
Experts Lend a Hand in App for Buyers ; the Watch Enthusiast Evaluates and Compares Mechanical Timepieces
The Watch Enthusiast, a smartphone app, is the world's largest database of mechanical watches that doubles as a buyers' guide.Time was when fine watchmaking was a smallish world, easily navigated by its coterie of wealthy customers and collectors. But now,...
Focus on Exporting a Brand, Not a Culture
Taha Bouqdib is co-founder and president of TWG Tea, a retailer based in Singapore with outlets in Asia and the Middle East and product distribution in the United States and Britain.Taha Bouqdib is co-founder and president of TWG Tea, a retailer based...
Following the Dream, Via the Web
Two sisters with little experience in either fashion or e- commerce have started a company, Milk & Honey, that allows women to design their own shoes.Four years ago, Dorian Howard had one of the most glamorous jobs in the U.S. entertainment industry."I...
France Seeks Internet Tax on Collection of Users' Data
The government, frustrated by its inability to tax U.S. digital giants active in France, has outlined a new levy that would be a tax on the collection of personal data.France, seeking fresh ways to raise funds and frustrated that American technology...
France's New Way of Military Intervention ; Leading from Front, Paris Acts with Wide Backing and a Legitimate Request
The French are willing to intervene militarily, but on the basis of new conditions, which differ, French officials argue, from the old colonial habits and traditions known as Francafrique.In 1966, the French president, Charles de Gaulle, war hero and general...
Gay Spouses Battle U.S. Military ; Pentagon Policy Denies Benefits Usually Granted to Heterosexual Couples
Because same-sex marriages are not recognized by the U.S. military, gay service members who are married are barred from receiving benefits accorded to heterosexual married couples.First Lt. Nakisha Hardy spent the first nine months of her marriage on...
Greek Crackdown Blamed for Attacks
A crackdown in Greece on squatter settlements that may house anarchists is being blamed for a spate of bombings, one of which targeted the headquarters of the prime minister's party.When alarms jolted Christos Konstas awake at 4 a.m. recently, he thought...
Heavy Fighting in Myanmar as Cease-Fire Fails to Gain Traction
Ethnic Kachin rebels and at least one independent observer said that the continued fighting was less intense than in previous days and that the government's aerial bombardments had stopped.Heavy fighting between Myanmar government troops and Kachin ethnic...
Her Memory Gone, Scars Tell Afghan Girl's Story
Gul Meena survived a brutal attack in Afghanistan three months ago, but she says she cannot recall what led to the moment when, according to the police and neighbors, her brother tried to kill her.The stitches and bandages are gone, but scars streak...
Holiday Lift Caps a Banner Year ; with Lines Revamped amid Sharp Competition, Optimism Stays Intact
Business has been looking up for high-end retailers in the United States, and the Swiss watch industry is expected to have had record sales last year.For Wempe, the upmarket German watch and jewelry retailer, the holiday season was better late than never...
Hollywood Rebuffs a Chinese Investor
The U.S. film industry has shown strong interest in doing business with China. But while there has been great interest from companies like Dalian Wanda Group, actual deals have been few.In September, Wang Jianlin, the chairman and president of the Chinese...
Hope That Priority Will Go to Equality ; Black Americans Expect Obama to Do More for Civil Rights in 2nd Term
As he enters his second term, President Barack Obama faces a newly urgent expectation that he move to the forefront of his agenda issues like civil rights and racial and economic equality.The Rev. Greggory L. Brown, the 59-year-old senior pastor of a small...
In China, Rethinking the Grand Bargain ; Censorship and Pollution Drive Middle Class and Well-Off to Question Party
The widening discontent was evident this month in the anti- censorship street protests in Guangzhou and in the online outrage that exploded over an extraordinary surge in air pollution in the north.Barely two months into their jobs, the Communist Party's...
Investing, Unwittingly, in Firearms
Many individual investors do not share gun buyers' enthusiasm for firearms companies, but many of them may own stock in them indirectly through retirement accounts or mutual funds.Comb through a U.S. retirement savings account carefully enough and there...
It's a Spaceship! No, It's a Time Machine ; When It Was Introduced in the 1960s, Kodak's Carousel Was a Dazzler
When it was introduced in the 1960s, Kodak's Carousel was a dazzling innovation.There is a scene in an early episode of "Mad Men" in which Don Draper pitches a campaign for a new slide projector called the Wheel to two Kodak executives. During the pitch,...
Liverpool Finds Its Missing Element
Daniel Sturridge scored in Liverpool's 5-0 victory over Norwich, giving the English Premier League club the second striker it has desperately needed to play alongside Luis Suarez.Sports mirrors life to such an extent that nothing should ever be taken...
London College Steps Up to University Level ; Britain Set to Recognize School Offering U.S.-Style Liberal Arts Program
The imminent recognition of Regent's College and its U.S.-style liberal arts program are expected to help the school raise tuition and pursue an aggressive expansion plan.CORRECTION APPENDED Looking out the window of his book-lined office, it...
Looking Afar, but Focusing on Its Base ; Eberhard Banks on Ties with Italy as It Pushes for More Asian Buyers
While many watchmakers are looking to China for their growth, Eberhard and Co. takes another tack. It has focused its survival on a loyal niche market a lot closer to home: Italy.While many watchmakers are looking to China for their growth, Eberhard...
Managing the Oval Office
The president would do well to recognize that to lead the country, he must master the day-to-day management of government.Barack Obama's critics and supporters tend to agree: The first four years of the Obama administration have included plenty of disappointment...
Metamorphosis
As the men's season ends, shows continue to emphasis the change in male clothing.The long neck of the giraffe stretched up toward the glass roof while at ground level, a cluster of zebras competed for attention with wild boar."It is about the metamorphosis...
Muting Europe's Music Retailers ; Seen as Cultural Bastions, Virgin Stores and HMV Give Way to Online Rivals
The demise of big chains selling music and books in Europe threatens not only thousands of jobs, but also the cultural identities of many countries.Across Europe, music is once again fueling protests, strikes and sit-ins. In a twist on the 1960s, it...
Newcomers Edge out the Old Guard for Coveted Spots at Heineken Cup ; at the End of Pool Stage, Leinster and Toulouse on the outside Looking In
In a potentially historic shift, all four quarterfinals will be hosted by teams who have yet to win the trophy.The final week of the Heineken European Cup pool stage resembles nothing so much as a party game of musical chairs. There is constant movement,...
New Venture for an Internet Maverick ; A Year after His Arrest, Kim Dotcom Offers Site to Encrypt and Store Files
Kim Dotcom faces charges in the United States of pirating copyrighted material. Exactly a year after his arrest, he introduced a new site that can encrypt and store files.At 6:48 a.m. Sunday, the Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom opened his new file-storage...
Obama Sworn in for 2nd Term ; Brisk, Private Ceremony Held at White House; Public Events Are Next
In sharp contrast to the ceremonies planned for Monday, with their patriotic music, pealing of bells and parade of thousands of human and equine participants, the events were decidedly understated.President Obama was quietly sworn into office for a second...
On Court in Melbourne, the Walking Wounded ; Injuries Start to Pile Up as Australian Open Enters Its Second Week
Both the men and the women staggered through their matches Sunday, with David Ferrer and Maria Sharapova among those advancing in the Australian heat.The first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year is already taking a toll, even in a year when temperatures...
Paris Wants African Countries to Take Lead Role in Mali
The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, acknowledged that it could be weeks before West African troops arrived in Mali in force.With French officials saying confidently that an advance by Islamist militants on Bamako, Mali's capital, has been halted,...
Power Eludes Egypt's Islamists despite Electoral Victories ; Muslim Brotherhood and Allies Have Failed to Put Policies into Action
President Mohamed Morsi and his allies have accumulated unrivaled political power but they face a bureaucracy little inclined to do their bidding.When President Mohamed Morsi and his allies in the Muslim Brotherhood pushed through a new Constitution...
Public-Private Partnership Seeks to Cross U.S. Digital Divide
Internet Essentials, a two-year-old program run by Comcast, the largest Internet and cable provider in the United States, is designed to get affordable broadband into low-income homes.At the cramped Chicago office of the Community and Economic Development...
Rugged Brand Aims for China ; Singapore Store Will Test Sports Line's Appeal to Emerging Middle Class
Before plunging into the Chinese market, it is testing Asian waters with a recently opened standalone boutique in Singapore, where watch buyers are known for their hard-headed discernment.Reactor, a watch brand based in California that was introduced...
Russian Inventor Goes against Grain for His Showpieces ; Lacking Tools or Training, Watchmaker Taught Himself High-End Skills
Konstantin Chaykin is the only Russian watchmaker whose designs have gotten him elected to the prestigious Academie Horlogere des Createurs Independants.Soviet-era Russia was not a particularly friendly environment for aspiring fine watchmakers. For...
Stan Musial, 92, Cardinals Slugger ; Baseball Hall of Famer Was One of the Game's Most Prolific Hitters
Stan the Man, as Musial was known, won seven batting championships, hit 475 home runs and amassed 3,630 hits. And he once hit five home runs in a doubleheader.Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a revered figure in the storied history...
The Arab Spring's Dangerous Side ; Disarray, Porous Borders and Spread of Arms Have Been a Boon to Militants
The mayhem in the vast desert region has many causes, but it is also a sobering reminder that the euphoric toppling of dictators in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt has come at a price.As the uprising closed in around him, the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi...
The London Whale
JPMorgan's detailed report of its $6 billion loss last year highlights unfinished reforms.A detailed report put out by JPMorgan Chase last week on how it lost $6 billion from ill-fated trading in 2012 should be required reading for policy makers and...
The Price Tag for Instant Gratification: $2,400 in a Year for Digital Media ; Books, Music and Films Are a Click Away, Which Makes Buying All Too Easy
With one-click shopping and smartphones, buying media online becomes an impulse purchase, like candy or gum by the cash register.I was tallying my spending of the past year, and much to my surprise, I spent about $2,400 in one category. No, that was...
The Strong Hybrid Story
A collection of fashion reviews, including Kris Van Assche, John Paul Gaultier and Ann Demeulemeester.The strong hybrid story for winter 2013 was taken to extremes in Kris Van Assche's meld of knitted sweater at the chest morphing into cotton shirt at...
U.K. Calls for Fight in North Africa ; 'Global Response' Urged as Algeria Says at Least 23 Hostages Were Killed
"It will require a response that is about years, even decades, rather than months," Prime Minister David Cameron said. At least 23 hostages were killed at an Algerian natural gas field, Algerian officials said.A day after the four-day hostage crisis...
Warnings from a Fat Mouse
Studies suggest that endocrine disruptors may contribute to obesity along with Twinkies and TV.One of the puzzles of the modern world is why we humans are growing so tubby. Maybe these two mice offer a clue. They're genetically the same, raised in the...
White House Wear and Tear ; First Couple's Initial Term Took Its Toll, but Also Gave Obamas More Confidence
The Obamas have gained and lost in their four years in the White House, becoming seasoned professionals instead of newcomers, more conventional, with a contracted sense of possibility.Barack and Michelle Obama have spent more than 1,000 days on display...
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