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 18, 2013

A Familiar Face Plays the Outsider ; with Flair for Populism, Berlusconi Hits Airwaves to Reshape Italian Election
Analysts widely agree that there is little chance that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will govern Italy again, but he is likely to win enough seats in Parliament to achieve goals important to him.The dark, double-breasted suits have long been...
A French Advocate for Digital Age ; to Put Country's Stamp on the Internet, Minister Takes on U.S. Companies
In trying to put a French imprint on the digital economy, Fleur Pellerin has found herself clashing with U.S. technology companies.When the most prominent new face in the French government's effort to oversee the new economy speaks, her pronouncements...
A Global Grounding for 787s ; Dreamliners Are Ordered Not to Fly until Battery Problems Are Resolved
The directives in Japan, Europe and India follow a U.S. ruling Wednesday to ground the planes operated by American carriers.Regulators around the globe on Thursday ordered the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners until they could determine what caused...
A Messy Protest from German 'Separatists' ; for Southerners in North, Popular Egg Noodles Become Latest Weapon
A Berlin statue was defaced with the southern German specialty spatzle in the latest episode in an escalating quarrel between Berliners and migrants from the southern region of Swabia.A band of separatists has escalated a growing conflict in the heart...
A Near-Perfect Fit for Guardiola as He Heads to Munich
The former Barcelona coach will take over a team that has plenty of young stars and a solid team of executives.The chase is over. Pep Guardiola, the most courted soccer coach on earth, is not going to Chelsea, nor to Manchester City, nor even to the...
A New Kind of Community Grows in Shanghai ; Recycled Materials and Rooftop Gardens Distinguish Renovation
Recycled building materials and sustainable elements, like rooftop gardens, distinguish this mixed residential and commercial redevelopment.This can be a confounding city, with a constant chorus of traffic and construction noise, the chatter of passers-by...
Arab Apathy Clouds Israeli Vote ; Frustration at the Lack of Progress on Local Issues May Hurt Turnout
Alarms are being raised among Arabs and Jews concerned that a lmarginalized minority is increasingly alienated by a right-wing government and by the general tone of the campaign.There are two distinct strains of voter apathy here in what is known as...
A Treatment Turns Stomachs to Save Lives ; Once Past the 'Ick' Factor, Fecal Transplants Show Promise against Infection
Transplanting feces from a healthy person into the gut of one who is sick can quickly cure severe intestinal infections caused by a dangerous type of bacteria that antibiotics often cannot control.The treatment may sound appalling, but it works.Transplanting...
Australian Gun Control Works
If a right-wing Australian government supported by rural gun owners could successfully implement gun control, America's government can, too.CORRECTION APPENDED It is for Americans and their elected representatives to determine the right response...
Australia's Bad Boy Faces Federer
Australia's big talent with a bad-boy streak will now get his fourth chance to play the game's grand master, fully aware that the first three attempts did not work out too well.Despite Bernard Tomic's impish reminder, Roger Federer did indeed manage...
Being Bin Laden
How does one play the global face of evil?If I had known that my nostrils' poking out of a body bag would be the main feature of my performance in Kathryn Bigelow's film "Zero Dark Thirty," it would have saved me eight weeks of heart palpitations as...
Big or Small, in Tablets You Can't Go Wrong
The decision on what size tablet to buy can be baffling, but the general rule is that smaller devices are more comfortable to hold.In the grand scheme of worries, deciding which size tablet to get -- they all respect a rough range of screen sizes --...
Cameron Set to Reveal What Britain Wants in E.U. ; after Months of Delay, Prime Minister Expected to Call for Referendum
Assailed by speculation that Britain could leave the Union, the moment of truth is arriving for Prime Minister David Cameron, who on Friday is expected to confront the devisive issue.Now, it is David Cameron's turn.Weighted down by centuries of entrenched...
China Pushes for Degrees for the Masses ; $250 Billion a Year Goes into Effort to Create a Collegiate Generation
China wants to produce a much more broadly educated public, one that more closely resembles the multifaceted labor forces of the United States and Europe.Zhang Xiaoping's mother dropped out of school after sixth grade. Her father, one of 10 children,...
Court Hears the Unspoken in an Insult to the Thai King
In sentencing a former protest leader to two years in prison, a court ruled that the defendant was liable not only for what he said, but also for a gesture implying an insult to the king.It has become almost routine in Thailand for judges to hand down prison...
Deviousness and Dell's Downfall
The computer company is a prime example of the destructive impact that foolish accounting rules can have on corporate policies and behavior.It was an amazing American success story, in which a college student started a business that became one of the...
Enter Laughing: An Impressionist Fights to Emerge from Limbo ; Rich Little Appeared to Vanish from the Face of the Earth, but Here He Is
The comedian Rich Little seemed to have vanished from the face of the earth, but he's back, performing a one-man show in Las Vegas called "Jimmy Stewart & Friends."In the middle of his one-man show at the LVH hotel and casino here Rich Little makes a...
Escape and Chaos after Algerian Raid ; Early Reports of Casualties Follow Surprise Assault to Free Hostages at Gas Field
An Algerian military operation came more than 24 hours after the armed extremists seized the hostages at the internationally managed gas field near the Libyan border.The Algerian military launched an operation on Thursday against armed Islamist extremists...
'Fifty Shades' Defies the Naysayers ; Ignoring Critics, French Devour Translated Copies of English Erotic Novel
Despite heavy scorn from French critics, the translated version of the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" has sold an estimated 900,000 print copies and 40,000 e-books.When it comes to erotica and pornography, whether hard, soft, sadomasochistic or...
French Engage in Direct Clashes ; Ground Fighting in Mali Started upon Troops' Arrival, Officials Reveal
The ground battles, which officials acknowledged for the first time on Thursday, expanded the campaign against the militants, who have seized much of the nation, beyond the airstrikes used initially.French soldiers have battled Islamist militants in...
Gas Field Attack Deals a Blow to Algeria's Economic Hopes
The country is heavily dependent on oil and natural gas and has been desperate to attract foreign investment.It is telling and a significantly deep blow to the Algerian economy that the militant attack and hostage-taking in that country has occurred...
Germany to Bring Home Some of Its Gold Stored Abroad
The goal is to house more than 50 percent of German gold in Bundesbank vaults in Frankfurt by 2020, up from a little less than a third today, the bank said.Nearly half of Germany's gold reserves are held in a vault at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of...
In Brazen Killing, a Throwback to a More Violent Russia
An old-style gangster was gunned down over a busy street in central Moscow as the Russian underworld is undergoing changes.Not much is known about the underworld kingpin known as Grandpa Hassan, except that somebody really wanted him dead.Two years ago,...
JPMorgan Board Puts Foot Down on Pay
The pay cut was a message from the board to U.S. regulators and worried investors that it was a strong watchdog over JPMorgan Chase, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.Shortly after the markets closed here Tuesday, an emissary from JPMorgan...
JPMorgan Releases Report on 'Whale' Loss
In a 129-page internal document dissecting the bad bet on credit derivatives that cost the bank more than $6 billion, the bank confessed, in painstaking detail, to widespread "failures."Long seen as one of the most careful banks on Wall Street, JPMorgan...
Local Vote Hints at Merkel's Bigger Woes
Many in Germany are following regional elections this weekend in Lower Saxony for clues of what could happen in Berlin this autumn.With the national parliamentary election scheduled for September, many in Germany are looking to Lower Saxony, which holds...
Mortgage Crisis Still Hammers Profit at Banks
Bank of America reported a widely expected 63 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit after making huge payments to settle legal claims over its mortgage business.More than four years after the credit crisis, bad mortgages continue to weigh on Bank of...
Most in U.S. Back Obama on Gun Laws, Survey Finds
The idea of requiring background checks on all gun purchases, which would close a loophole that allows 40 percent of guns to be sold by unlicensed sellers without checks, was overwhelmingly popular.As President Barack Obama tries to persuade a reluctant...
Movies in the Age of Obama ; A U.S. President Marks His Presence Subtly in Hollywood Films
Film critics analyze how the U.S. president has marked his presence subtly in Hollywood filmsFour years ago, on the historic occasion of Barack Obama's first inauguration, we took a look at the good, bad and outrageous movie characters who helped make...
New Chief at Barclays Warns Staff
The bank's new chief told staff members Thursday that anyone unable to support Barclays's plans to rebuild its reputation should resign.Antony P. Jenkins, the new chief executive of Barclays, told employees Thursday that they should leave if they were...
Notre Dame Star: A Love That Wasn't ; Feel-Good Story Turns Bizarre as Hoax Claimed about Player's 'Girlfriend'
An investigation by the Web site Deadspin found that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's girlfriend, who was thought to have died of leukemia, never existed.Manti Te'o, a star linebacker at the University of Notre Dame, was one of the feel-good stories...
Obama Puts Forward Ambitious Gun Control Agenda ; Signing Executive Orders, He Also Vows to Press for Ban on Assault Weapons
President Barack Obama said he would introduce legislation to ban military-style assault weapons, limit high-capacity ammunition clips, expand background checks for gun purchases and curb gun trafficking.Just days before taking the oath of office, President...
Old Tricks for Russia's New Image
Gerard Depardieu's recent antics in Russia have become a seemingly endless source of jokes and cartoons. But they are an example of a long history of using cultural figures to shape a country's image.It was June 1935 and Romain Rolland, a noted French...
On Top of the World
At Louis Vuitton, the show's mountain themes reflected the current sales strength of men's wear.The current success of luxury men's wear -- often outstripping comparable women's sales -- has given a new energy to designers who are showing in Paris for...
Pakistani Cleric's Deal Eases Political Crisis
Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri failed to achieve his headline aims, but he did achieve some significant concessions, particularly for the leader of an obscure party that does not hold a single seat in Parliament.Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri, the preacher turned...
Raised on Hatred
President Mohamed Morsi's statements present an opportunity to acknowledge the breadth and depth of the attitude toward Jews in the Middle East.Egypt's newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was caught on tape about three years ago urging his followers...
Rights Concerns Halt Some Prisoner Transfers to Afghans
In light of concerns about possible human rights abuses, the U.S.- led coalition has also asked the authorities in Kabul to look into allegations of torture by local police units.The U.S. military has suspended the transfer of detainees to some Afghan...
Russia Angrily Rejects U.S. Books Ruling ; Judge Says That Moscow Must Pay $50,000 a Day If It Keeps Hasidic Items
A judge in Washington has ordered Russia to pay fines of $50,000 per day for refusing to return a disputed collection of Jewish books and documents to the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic group.The Russian government warned angrily on Thursday that it would retaliate...
South Asian Face-Off
The long-simmering disputes between India and Pakistan have taken a violent and dangerous turn for the worse.One of the likeliest flash points for a nuclear war is the enduring conflict between India and Pakistan, which have scores of nuclear weapons....
Stick with the Science
A blanket ban on mercury could block millions of needed vaccinations.Government representatives are meeting in Geneva this week to decide whether to introduce a global ban on mercury that could include thiomersal, a mercury-based preservative that has...
Suddenly, Euro Bonds Find Buyers ; Optimism Fuels Rallies in Spain and Elsewhere, but More Tests Lie Ahead
Spain, Portugal and Italy are taking advantage of market optimism to sell debt at lower interest rates.January is turning out to be a bumper month for Spain and some of the euro zone economies most in need of debt financing, with governments and companies...
Tales of Loss and Pain, Bound in Fantasy
George Saunders's latest stories tend to pivot around loneliness, disappointment and the difficulty of connecting with other humans.Tenth of December. Stories. By George Saunders. 251 pages. Random House, $26; Bloomsbury, Pounds 14.99.No one writes more...
The Blight of Return
Illusion and division sap the Palestinian national movement at a time when its West Bank achievements have laid the basis for statehood.A couple of years ago I had an exchange with the Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, that went like this:"You're...
Thousands Flee as Floods Cripple Jakarta ; with City Drains Clogged, Water Reaches 2 Meters; at Least 4 Reported Dead
Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate, with some areas of the Indonesian capital under two meters of water.Torrential rains caused flooding that paralyzed much of Jakarta on Thursday, resulting in the deaths of at least four people and forcing...
U.S. Weighs Threat from Mali Conflict ; Scale of Danger in Africa Is Unclear to Officials as Dynamics Shift in Region
The hostage situation in Algeria has heightened concerns that military intervention in the region could transform militant groups that have a regional focus into avowed enemies of the West.As Islamic militants methodically carved out a base in the desert of...
Who Says You Can Kill Americans, Mr. President?
Obama should declassify and release the legal analysis he relies on for targeting and killing U.S. citizens.President Obama has refused to tell Congress or the American people why he believes the Constitution gives, or fails to deny, him the authority...
Write-Down of $14 Billion Claims Chief of Rio Tinto ; Mining Giant Replaces Executives after Coal and Aluminum Deals Sour
The chief executive of the British-Australian mining giant will depart over the plummeting value of assets he helped acquire.Rio Tinto, the British-Australian mining giant, said Thursday that its chief executive, Tom Albanese, would step down because...
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