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 May 11, 2012

2 Buttoned-Down Sports Get Injection of Youthful Irreverence
Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and other younger players aren't afraid to have some fun, whether it is with their behavior, their play or their outfits.It will be like going to a tournament and a glee rally breaking out when Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan...
2 Car Bombs Open Deadly New Front in Syria Conflict ; Dozens Killed in Attack on Intelligence Buildings in Busy Part of Damascus
At least 55 people were killed and about 370 injured by two powerful car bombs that exploded outside a key intelligence compound in Damascus early on Thursday, Syrian state television reported.At least 55 people were killed and about 370 injured by two powerful...
A Boom for Solar Panel Installers ; U.S. Companies Thriving Even as Manufacturers Are Being Squeezed Out
Households and businesses are cutting utility bills by taking advantage of tax breaks and low-cost Chinese-made solar panels.Jay Nuzzi, a New Jersey state trooper, had put off installing solar panels on his home here for years, deterred by the $70,000 cost....
Accounting Awaits Global Conformity
Some in Europe say that the best hope for making sure that international standards are uniformly followed around the globe would be having U.S. regulators involved in enforcing them.For more than a decade, politicians and regulators around the world...
Afghan Winter Even Crueler Than First Reported ; Aid Agency Finds the Cold Killed at Least 100 Refugee Children in the Camps
A study by a French aid group found at least 100 children were claimed by the cold in camps in and around Kabul.After a harsh winter killed children in refugee camps around the Afghan capital and brought attention to poor conditions there, a new study...
Americans on Paper Only, but Taking a Tax Hit
One group of Americans abroad with tenuous ties to the country and the benefits of citizenship is feeling particular pain and unease as the I.R.S. steps up enforcement of the unusual tax code.As Americans abroad chafe under sharply increased U.S. pressure to...
Angel-Investor Wealth from Facebook I.P.O. May Give Wing to Start- Ups
The social media giant has been an incubator of talent, people who have gone on to start new technology companies, and as Facebook employees grow instantly richer with its I.P.O., that incubator may expand.Matt Cohler was one of the earliest hires at...
An Inauguration on the Morning After
Vladimir Putin's regal inauguration on the day after brutal street fights mirrored a deeply divided land.The inauguration of Vladimir Putin as president for the third time had the air of a bad Russian hangover. On one side there was the tolling of the...
A Personal Stance with Political Risk for Obama
A personal stance with political riskObama takes a stand on gay marriage after years of 'evolving' viewsIn expressing his support for same-sex marriage, which remains a controversial issue, President Barack Obama has clearly come to recognize that the...
A Retirement Haven in the Philippines ; Southern Island Province with Comfortable Climate Is outside Typhoon Belt
Area on Mindanao outside the typhoon belt attracts buyers.Manila's wealthy have long favored the nearby "summer cities" of Baguio and Tagaytay, their altitude providing some relief from the heat of the Philippine capital.But in recent years, Bukidnon,...
Beijing Starts Inquiry into Chongqing Crackdown
After the ouster of Bo Xilai, the former Chongqing Communist Party chief, some have begun speaking publicly about being tortured and denied their legal rights, allegations that are now being investigated.Police officers in this western metropolis are...
Britain Backtracks on Choice of New Fighter Jet, Citing Budget Constraints
The decision, based on budget constraints, could complicate the prospects for military cooperation with allies including France and the United States.In an embarrassing policy change driven by pressure on its defense budget, Britain said Thursday that...
British Central Bank Keeps Rates Steady
The central bank also opted to keep its bond-purchasing program unchanged Thursday because of concerns about inflation.The Bank of England decided to keep its bond-purchasing program unchanged Thursday because of concerns about inflation even after the...
Bullying Story Prompts a Romney Apology ; Newspaper Tells of Attack at Michigan Prep School, When He Was in His Teens
An examination of Mitt Romney's years at a prep school describes an episode in which he led a pack of students in tackling another student and cutting off his long blond hair as he screamed for help.An in-depth examination of Mitt Romney's teenage years...
Calls Grow for E.U. Bank Solution
After failed efforts to restore confidence in their sickly banks, European governments face growing pressure to give the E.U. more authority to shore up shaky lenders.After several failed efforts to restore confidence in their sickly banks, European...
Chen Family Reports Increasing Harassment by Authorities
The police in Chen Guangcheng's hometown have put several family members under various forms of detention, despite an international deal brokered to help the blind legal activist.Family members and lawyers representing Chen Guangcheng are facing increased...
'China Model' Loses Some of Its Luster
Chinese leaders are grappling with a range of uncertainties, from the leadership transition this year that has been marred by a seismic political scandal, to a slowdown of growth in the economy.After the economies of Western nations unraveled in late...
China-Philippines Feud over Shoal Heats Up
China has suspended some tourists from visiting the Philippines, placed fruit in quarantine and heightened its criticism over the Philippines' claim to what is known internationally as Scarborough Shoal.China intensified its quarrel with the Philippines...
Companies' Stifling Debt Weighs on Spain
Economists now say that the greater threat could well be the burden of debt choking off the growth prospects of highly indebted Spanish corporations.In a country with one of the highest levels of company debt in the world, few businesses in Spain shoulder...
Don't Do It, Canada
If we exploit tar sands, we will leave our children a climate system that is out of control.Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he...
Egyptian Court Suspends Presidential Election
Legal experts said that the ruling was expected to have little effect, and the candidates continued their campaigns, including preparations for the first televised debate.An administrative court has suspended the Egyptian presidential election, scheduled...
E.U. to Extend Cap on Roaming Charges
The move, which includes caps on roaming fees for data downloads, ensures that the charges for calling and surfing the Net abroad will decline in each of the next three years.European lawmakers on Thursday approved a plan to extend and lower the Continent's...
Even in Defeat, a Lesson on How to Build on a Budget
Atletico Madrid won the Europa League by adding players through trades, while Athletic Bilbao stocks its squad with players from the Basque area it calls home.Spain, the champion of the soccer world, finds as many ways to express its sport as it does...
Fed Clears Chinese Bank for U.S. Entry
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China will buy an 80 percent stake in the Bank of East Asia, allowing it to operate in the United States.The U.S. Federal Reserve opened the door for the world's biggest bank to establish a presence in the United...
For the Olympics, an Ad Campaign with a Whiff of the Unconventional
TV spots for Procter & Gamble's Febreze air and fabric freshener feature Olympic wrestlers from Azerbaijan and are unafraid to conjure olfactory discomfort.Olympic advertisers tend to highlight the grit and determination of athletes, but a Procter &...
German Left Aims to Win Big State
Social Democrats in Germany are drawing inspiration from the French and Greek contests this week, hoping for a snap-election victory on Sunday in North Rhine-Westphalia.Social Democrats here are drawing inspiration from the French and Greek contests...
Germany Shows Flexibility on Austerity
Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected proposals to allow more deficit spending in the name of growth, but there were signs that Germany may be softening its insistence on austerity.Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rejected proposals to allow more deficit...
Hints of a Credit Crunch Haunt China Economy
Growth in both imports and exports slowed notably in China last month and was well below forecasts, raising concerns about weakness in the country with the world's second biggest economy.With China's leaders preoccupied with a political struggle leading...
Hope for a Mexican City ; Young People in Juarez Defy Culture of Violence to Form a Social Network
Ciudad Juarez is still a terribly violent city. But overall, homicide rates have decreased significantly from their peak in 2010, and young people in particular are stepping out.The crowd toasted with beers as first-time models strutted the makeshift...
In a Surprise, Putin to Skip G-8 Summit in the U.S
The decision by Russia's newly inaugurated president, Vladimir V. Putin, to not attend a summit meeting of world leaders next week indicates a difficult start to relations with the White House.Russia's newly inaugurated president, Vladimir V. Putin,...
India Wrestles with Ways to Handle Brash Young Stars
Cricket has always been marketed as a gentleman's game, and many fans and commentators still cling to outdated expectations.It happens every time a brash new talent arrives on the cricket scene.Having run the gantlet of debut matches, 12th-man selections,...
Investor Says Yahoo Needs an Interim Chief Executive
The hedge fund manager Daniel S. Loeb continued to mock Yahoo, even after it formed a board committee to investigate how its chief, Scott Thompson, had been hired.Daniel S. Loeb does not seem particularly moved by Yahoo's latest efforts to contain the...
Microsoft Mines Deal with Facebook to Bolster Bing
The company hopes to mine people's online social connections to provide more personal search results.When Facebook goes public in the coming weeks, there will be a lot of winners. Among them is one of the stalwarts of the tech industry, Microsoft, which...
Model Palestinian City Loses Leader
Qadoura Moussa, the governor of Jenin, a West Bank city in the northern part of the Palestinian territories, died after having two heart attacks while searching for the gunmen that fired on his home.Relaxing in a rooftop salon one recent night, Amal...
More Than Opulence, Wealthy Buyers Seek History ; Castles in High Demand despite an Otherwise Stale Market in Europe
Castles and other "super prime" properties are in high demand amid an otherwise stale market in Europe.When the global tour operator Tui decided to develop a residential resort in Italy, it considered a historic site to be the obvious choice. "Tuscany...
Music Runs in the Family
New generations of the Wainwright-McGarrigle-Roche clan sing about their lives.CORRECTION APPENDED When most families fight, as most families do, you might hear about it over the back fence or see a stray post on Facebook. When the Wainwrights...
Nicholas Katzenbach; Shaped '60S Policy
He was one of the ambitious, cerebral and often idealistic postwar figures who came to Washington from business and academia. His government service virtually encompassed the issues of the '60s.Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, who helped shape the political...
No Sign of Financial Crisis at Sales
Gigantic prices were paid at Sotheby's this week for paintings by the most famous artists of the second half of the 20th century, including Bacon, Lichtenstein and Warhol.Big money continues to pour over postwar and contemporary art. At Sotheby's Wednesday...
Now, Nadal Must Detest the Blue Stuff
Rafael Nadal didn't like it to begin with, now he probably really hates it as he lost Thursday on blue clay in Madrid to Fernando Verdasco, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.Rafael Nadal remains the king of clay -- but not of blue clay.On Thursday, Nadal lost in three sets...
Obama Stakes a Claim to Moral High Ground
The president's words will not end the bitter fight over marriage rights, but they were of great symbolic value, and perhaps more.It has always taken strong national leadership to expand equal rights in the United States, and it has long been obvious...
Please Mind the Missile Battery ; Britain Weighs Placing Weapons on Apartment Rooftop during Olympics
A leaflet sent to residents of Fred Wigg Tower, part of a public housing project in an unloved corner of the city, said the British military was considering installing a "high-velocity missile system" on the roof."It looked like one of those things where...
Protesters Play Cat-and-Mouse Game to Elude Moscow Police
Police have been arresting anyone they think is an anti- government demonstrator, so protesters in Moscow have adopted new tactics, such as using flash mobs and practicing yoga in public parks.On an empty plaza in a Moscow park, a man unfurled a yoga...
Saying No to Costly Drug Laws
Polish judicial professionals concluded that the conservative drug law wasn't effective in fighting the drug trade.In the year 2000, as the president of Poland, I signed one of Europe's most conservative laws on drug possession. Any amount of illicit...
Scrutiny for Bone-Building Drugs ; after U.S. Study, Concern Is Whether Long-Term Use Can Have Opposite Effect
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published an analysis that suggested a cautious approach to the long-term use of bone-building drugs but offered little specific guidance.In an unusual move that may prompt millions of women to rethink their use...
S.E.C. Investigating Chinese Company Linked to Deloitte
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA of Shanghai ran afoul of U.S. regulators when it refused to give them audit work papers on an unidentified company; it provided papers to Chinese regulators.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating another...
Sex from the Female Point of View ; Film and TV Are Dealing More Openly with Blush-Inducing Subjects
Film and TV are dealing more openly with blush-inducing subjects."The plague of our times," a character declares in "Hysteria," Tanya Wexler's new romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England, "stems from an overactive uterus." Based...
Socialists Optimistic on Leading Greece out of Its Political Crisis
The hope of forming a new coalition offers the first glimmer that Greek politicians might be able to extricate the country from a situation that has angered its foreign creditors and roiled global markets.The leader of Greece's once-mighty Socialist...
Spain Takes over Bankia in Bailout
The Economics Ministry described the Bankia intervention as "a first step to guarantee its solvency," suggesting that it would follow up with a capital injection.Spain has seized control of Bankia, the country's largest real estate lender, as a first...
Syrian Rebels Divided, Yet United against Assad ; Eclectic Mix of Fighters and Activists Displaying Tenacity amid Crackdown
Those who have taken up arms in the Syrian uprising acknowledge that they lack a workable chain of command to coordinate operations, even as they ask for international help.More than a year into the Syrian uprising, protesters and fighters say, each...
Teenager Tries to Break through Age Barrier
The American Reed Kessler, who turns 18 this summer, could be the youngest Olympian ever in her sport if she qualifies for the London GAmes.At 13, an age when many young riders are still cantering fat ponies over low picket gates, Reed Kessler was urged...
U.K. Inquiry into Hacking Hears Ex-Aide to Cameron
The inquiry heard Andy Coulson, a former editor of The News of the World tabloid who became Mr. Prime Minister David Cameron's communications director.After months of testimony in the phone hacking scandal, focused mostly on the inner workings of Rupert...
U.S. in Talks to Free Soldier, Family Says ; Negotiations with Taliban on Prisoner Exchange Have Reportedly Stalled
The negotiations, currently stalled, involved a trade of five Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is believed to be held in Pakistan.The parents of the only U.S. soldier held captive...
U.S.-Saudi Effort Derailed Bomb Plot
A clandestine battle is going on in the remote mountains and deserts of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia and the United States have worked closely together against a militant network.In the video, Yemeni militants can be seen forcing their prisoner to his knees...
Volcker on the Volcker Rule
Paul A. Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, told Congress that the regulation was a "solid step toward reining in" big, government-backed banks.The Volcker Rule, loathed by many bankers, still has the support of an influential Wall Street critic:...
Where Do E-Books Go When You Do?
To my dear children: No, I didn't leave you my Kindle. But I did leave you access to my e-books.It turns out that, yes, you can take it with you when you head for that great reading room in the sky. All my mourners will have to do is tuck my Kindle (and...
Wreckage of New Russian Jet Is Found
There were no signs of survivors among the 50 people aboard the jet in Indonesia. The fate of the demonstration Superjet was a crushing blow to a Russian aerospace industry eager for revival.The wreckage of a demonstration airplane for a Russian-made passenger...
Young Soldier Caught in a Whirlpool of Absurdity
In "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" Ben Fountain sets up a Thanksgiving football game as an artfully detailed microcosm of America in the age of George W. Bush.Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. By Ben Fountain. 307 pages. Ecco. $25.99. The players are...
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