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 November 22, 2012

Act II: Cue the Spinmasters ; Scandal That Led Chief of C.I.A. to Quit Is Now in Image- Management Stage
The sex-and-e-mail affair that forced out the C.I.A. director, David H. Petraeus, has now ripened to the image management stage.In every scandal that roils this capital, the opening phase of shocking revelations and wall-to-wall news coverage soon gives...
Afghan Opium Cultivation Is Increasing, U.N. Reports ; Trend Is 'Alarming' despite Eradication Effort, Official Says
Cultivation increased 18 percent in 2012, driven by high prices and continued instablility, but the actual production of opium dropped by about a third because of a plant blight that reduced poppy yields.Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose substantially...
A Free Market in the Sky
Why American travelers will benefit if foreign airlines get a fair shot in American airports.As the holiday season approaches, America's major airlines are signaling to some passengers to take a hike. At least that's what travelers might infer from the...
After Rebel Advance, Stability of Congo in Doubt ; Countrywide Protests Erupt as the Possibility of a Military Coup Grows
As rebel fighters took the eastern city of Goma while U.N. troops watched, protesters in Kinshasa and Kisangani poured into the streets, furious that their government was so weak.When rebel fighters seized one of the biggest, most vital cities in the...
After Storm, a Region's Challenge ; Fixing Things to Avoid Catastrophe Is a Given; the Obstacle Is Democracy
Fixing things in New York to avoid another hurricane catastrophe is a no-brainer. What's standing in the way is democracy.Not a month after Hurricane Sandy there's a rough consensus about how to respond. America is already looking to places like London, Rotterdam,...
Archbishop Sees Loss of Credibility in Synod's Vote
The mood of crisis in the Church of England deepened on Wednesday when bishops scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the repercussions of the ballot at a synod a day earlier.In a sign of deepening crisis in the Church of England after it rejected...
A Renaissance Master's Far-Flung Legacy ; the Architect Palladio Inspired Building Designs throughout the World
The museum in Vicenza traces a major architect of the 16th century whose works left traces around the globe.The first and most imposing exhibit of the new Palladio Museum at Palazzo Barbarano is the Palazzo itself, built by the architect in the 1570s...
Asian Trade Bloc Will Try to Bring China on Board
A grouping proposed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations resembles one proposed by the United States -- but entry standards are said to be lower and Beijing has been invited to join.Ten Southeast Asian countries have said that they will begin negotiating...
Belgians Find Unifying Force in Their Successful National Team
The squad has set aside the political and linguistic differences that have hobbled Belgium in recent years, and its success of late is providing a rare example of national unity.In opposite corners of the press room, deep inside King Baudouin Stadium,...
Bus Bomb Wounds 20 in Tel Aviv ; as Bus Bomb Wounds 20, Vulnerability Supplants Sense of Calm in Israel
Scenes that had begun to fade from the collective Israeli memory came back in sharp relief on Wednesday in the heart of Tel Aviv, often seen as a safe haven.A blast, smoke, the smell of gunpowder and a blown-up bus. Scenes that had begun to fade from...
Can Obama Use New Leverage on Israel? ; Full Backing over Gaza, after Netanyahu's Rebuffs, May Prove Asset for Peace
Israel's prime minister backed Mitt Romney in the U.S. elections, but now Benjamin Netanyahu faces elections in January, and this could give President Barack Obama some leverage for a Gaza settlement.In the fractious relationship between President Barack...
Cease-Fire Mutes Conflict in Gaza ; Clinton and Obama Offer Praise for Egypt's Leaders in Delicate Negotiations
The truce, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Egyptian foreign minister, appeared to avert an escalation of a conflict that threatened to turn into a wider war.Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire on Wednesday after eight days...
Coming to Terms with Years of Torture ; Campaign to Investigate '80S Abuses in Iran Unites Once Fractured Opposition
At a time when international attention has shifted to the nuclear issue, activists say a campaign to bring justice and accountability to grave human rights violations in Iran in the 1980s has helped unite a once fractured opposition.Houshang Asadi was...
Curtain Falls on Chelsea's Stand-In Coach
Six months after guiding Chelsea to an unlikely title, Roberto Di Matteo was fired Wednesday with the club on the brink of being eliminated from this season's Champions League.Barely six months after Roberto Di Matteo persuaded disruptive and failing...
Eccentric Arts Patron Accused as 'Serial Abuser' of Boys
Eight teenagers have filed lawsuits claiming that the man behind the famous Cadillac Ranch sculpture in the Texas Panhandle supplied them with cars, cash and alcohol in exchange for sex.For years, it has been hard to tell what has fascinated and shocked...
Excellence in Phones, but No Sales
Microsoft has created beautiful software for smartphones, but nobody is buying the handsets. And since nobody is buying them, nobody is writing apps for them.Competition drives innovation. Innovation leads to improvement. And improvement begets happiness....
Ex-Premier Leads Growth Charge in Japan ; Central Bank Faces Calls for Bolder Action to Shake Economy from Its Slump
Shinzo Abe has championed the cause of pushing for the Bank of Japan to tackle deflation, the damaging declines in prices, profits and wages that have choked Japan's economy for 15 years.Act irresponsibly.For years, proponents of aggressive monetary...
Ex-Secretary to Imelda Marcos Is Charged in '80S Art Theft Case
The personal secretary to Imelda Marcos has been charged with trying to sell famed artworks that were missing for more than two decades.In 1985, with the end of the Marcos regime in the Philippines in sight, a large truck pulled up in front of the New...
Fantasies Unmasked in the Folds of a Fan ; French Artisan Leads Revival of a Craft Dating Back to the 16th Century
The designer Sylvain Le Guen among the most talented contemporary practitioners of the fan making trade.Lying provocatively on a bed in a pose reminiscent of Edouard Manet's Olympia, Marie-Antoinette wears nothing but bow-trimmed stockings, an ostrich...
Fine Clocks for Connoisseurs ; Rarer Than Wristwatches, One-of-a-Kind Timepieces Are Attracting Collectors
At the new Patek Philippe boutique on Rodeo Drive, all attention is on a one-of-a-kind enamel dome clock designed with two of California's best-loved symbolsPatek Philippe is best known for making some of the world's finest wristwatches, but at its new...
Fix the Voting
President Obama and Congress can make voting easier for all Americans and reduce the role of big money.While President Obama was delivering his victory speech in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 7, people were still standing in line in Florida to vote....
For a Comforting Pleasure, Touch Wood
In the hands of specialized craftsmen, both rare and common species of timber are finding their way into a widening range of high-end jewelry and other accessories.Marc Auclert, founder of the jewelry house Maison Auclert, is a fan of wood. In a typical...
For Crisis-Hit Spaniards, Even Death Isn't off Limits in Cutting Costs
Europe's grinding economic crisis has left hard-hit Spaniards scrimping on death. They are defaulting on cemetery plots -- and thousands are even being evicted from them.Maria Cristina Riveros can barely afford to live, let alone die. So when the end...
For H.P., an Acquisition That Unraveled Quickly
Hewlett-Packard may be paying the price for initially treating Autonomy, its British software unit, with a hands-off approach.For Hewlett-Packard, the alarm bells started ringing less than a year after the technology company bought a British software...
French Rivals Continue to Wrangle over Party Vote
The former prime minister Francois Fillon, who was declared a narrow loser late Monday, claimed that he had actually won the race as a result of uncounted votes from overseas territories.The confusion and embarrassment surrounding France's center- right...
Greek Debt Stalemate Centers on Deadlines
Euro zone finance ministers and international officials ended marathon talks on Greece's intractable debt still at loggerheads over payment of further emergency aid.Euro zone finance ministers and international officials ended marathon talks on Greece's...
Hamas Left Israel No Choice
Israel's tactic is deterrence. Its strategy is survival.Critics of Israel's campaign to defend millions of its citizens from deadly Hamas rocket fire claim that it lacks a clear objective. Israel has bombed Gaza in the past, they argue, and received...
Historic Trip to Cambodia, with No Talk of History ; Obama Sidesteps Subjects of U.S. Wartime Bombing and His Strongman Host
President Barack Obama's visit did not address the tumultuous events of the 1970s, when U.S. warplanes carpet-bombed the impoverished country.Four decades after U.S. warplanes carpet-bombed this impoverished country, an American president came to visit...
H.P. Peeled Back Layers of Problems at New Unit
Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday that the British software maker it purchased, Autonomy, had engaged in "serious accounting improprieties."For Hewlett-Packard, the alarm bells started ringing less than a year after the technology company bought a British...
Indulging the Man Who Has It All ; 18th Century Snuffboxes from Top Craftsmen on Display in Paris Gallery
18th-century snuffboxes from top craftsmen are on display in a Paris gallery.Tobacco is now recognized as a cause of many ills. But in earlier times, when it was still a fashionable source of pleasure, objects associated with its use were considered...
In India, Online Gripes Can Lead to Serious Legal Troubles ; Broad Law Makes Speech Allowed in Other Media Criminal on the Internet
A medical student in India complained on Facebook about the attention a political leader's death was getting, and she and a friend were charged.When the far-right Hindu political leader Bal K. Thackeray died last weekend, the city of Mumbai responded...
In Retreat, a Sign of Stronger I.P.O. Vetting
Goldman Sachs withdrew as the lead underwriter for the initial public offering of the Russian cellphone operator MegaFon last month, perhaps signaling qualms about what is being taken to the market.CORRECTION APPENDED When Goldman Sachs fires...
Karzai Orders Hanging of 16 Afghan Prisoners ; Action Rarely Taken Seems to Be Response to Outcry over Violent Crime
In a move rarely made in recent years, the president's execution order appeared to be in response to a public outcry over a rise in violent crime.President Hamid Karzai has signed off on the execution of 16 Afghan prisoners, a rare move in the country...
Keeping Emotions in Check
Dr. Peter Brooks advises Barclays managers on what can motivate some investors in their choices and behavior.Dr. Peter Brooks, a behavioral finance specialist at Barclays, advises relationship managers at the bank on how clients may be reacting to various...
Luxurious Quality, More Than a Name ; Renaud Pellegrino's Bags Embody a Career of Risks and Recent Readjustments
The designer Renaud Pellegrino makes bags that embody a lengthy career full of risks and recent readjustments.A lot can go into a Renaud Pellegrino bag: Electrical batteries, salt, piercings and tattoos, sable, alligator, python and pure gold - - and...
Luxury Rides from off the Beaten Path ; Bufori Makes 2 Models, but Offers Nearly Endless Options for Customization
Bufori, a manufacturer born in Australia, makes sports coupes and limos to your specifications.A sporty little coupe makes a welcome present for any motor sports enthusiast, and if you can add customized finishing and a rarity so extreme as to verge...
Mixed Reviews for Gold ; Private Bankers Positive on 2012 Results but Are Divided on Longer Term
Private bankers are positive on 2012 results but are divided on the longer term.Private investors holding gold in their portfolio have been on a roller-coaster ride over the past 18 months. Gold is now trading at about $1,730 an ounce, well below a record...
Neither Heat nor Cold nor Bulk Will Stop Him ; Dane Has Added Weight on Purpose to Show What Obese Athletes Can Do
Jarmo Pitkanen, a hefty 31-year-old from Denmark, has raced across the Sahara and Alaska and is proving that obese people can do endurance sports, too.Jarmo Pitkanen, a 31-year-old from Denmark, is attempting this week to complete his third multiple-day...
No Jail Time for Repeating Pyongyang's Twitter Posts ; South Korean Activist Gets Suspended Sentence for Violating Security Law
Park Jung-geun, 24, a free-speech activist, was given a 10-month suspended sentence for reposting official North Korean Twitter messages, acts he said were meant to lampoon the North.A South Korean man was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence on...
Not Just for the End of the World ; Those Who Want Gold They Can Feel Aren't Only Crackpots and Speculators
Those who want gold they can feel aren't only crackpots and speculators.The last time the world as we knew it seemed likely to end, Dan Tapiero thought about buying gold.He didn't tell his wife; they didn't talk about things like that. In fact, he didn't...
Pakistan Unfazed by Gunman's Execution ; Lone Surviving Attacker in Mumbai Rampage Had Exhausted His Appeals
The lone surviving attacker from a Mumbai rampage that left 166 dead had exhausted his appeals. The announcement brought no protest from Islamabad, which had for a long time denied he was Pakistani.Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman from the November...
Poor Nations See Fall in New H.I.V. Cases ; Focus on At-Risk Groups Stems Rate of Infection, but Treatment Still Lags
New infections with H.I.V. have dropped by half in the past decade in 25 poor and middle-income countries, the United Nations said, but global progress remains slow.New infections with H.I.V. have dropped by half in the past decade in 25 poor and middle-income...
Promises Not Kept by Bahrain, Report Says ; Repression Has Worsened since Vows of Change, Rights Group Charges
The government has failed to put in place changes it agreed to after a popular uprising last year, and has instead expanded its repression of political opponents, according to Amnesty International.The Bahraini government has failed to make changes it...
Prosecutors Move Closer to a Wall Street Titan with Insider Trading Case ; Manager Who Worked with the Billionaire Hedge Fund Chief Is Arrested
Prosecutors brought charges against a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors in a case that for the first time directly involves Steven A. Cohen, the fund's founder.Over the past half-decade, as the U.S. government authorities secured...
Public Anger Fuels Crisis as Europe Starts Budget Talks ; Perceived Extravagance in Brussels Sours Citizens' Attitudes toward the E.U
As leaders gather to haggle over European Union spending, perceived extravagance is fueling public hostility to the world's most ambitious experiment in economic and political integration.Amid rancorous wrangling over how much the European Union spends at...
Russian Nonprofit Groups Defy Ban on Foreign Ties
A new law came into force Wednesday requiring nonprofit groups that receive funding from outside Russia to identify themselves as "foreign agents."Workers at the human rights organization Memorial arrived at work on Wednesday morning to see a phrase...
Russians Turning Inward for a Galvanizing Ideology ; with Putin in Top Office, Renewed Focus on Limits of Western Liberalism
Six months into the leader's third term as president, conservative ideas harking back to the country's experience of Western occupation and rejecting Western liberalism are resurgent.Over 12 years as the principal leader of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin...
Saudi Arabia Pushes Harder to Cut Jobless Rate ; Businesses Will Pay a Fee If They Employ More Foreigners Than Citizens
If strictly enforced, the policy would be a big change for companies in the country, which are in the habit of employing large numbers of foreigners to keep prices low.Like most Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia has a major unemployment problem among its...
Short Seller and Target Trade Jabs in Singapore ; Muddy Waters Says Trader Part-Owned by Temasek Is Insolvent
Muddy Waters Research is alleging that Olam International, an agricultural commodities company part-owned by the Singapore government investment firm Temasek, is "at risk of collapsing."Carson C. Block made a name for himself and his company, Muddy Waters...
Sifting through Anatolia's Dark Sins and Bright Cultures ; Istanbul Show Challenges Turkey's Art Mainstream to Turn Its Gaze Eastward
An exhibition opens in Istanbul focusing on the cultural diversity and history of Anatolia, a region that has not been a central concern for Istanbul's artistic establishment.Before emerging into the bright colors of Ahmet Gunestekin's celebration of...
Soft Growth Puts U.K. Deficit Goals in Jeopardy ; Government Borrowing Jumps While Tax Receipts Are Weaker Than Expected
Weak growth and a resulting fall in tax receipts prompted Britain to borrow much more than expected last month.Weak growth and a resulting decline in tax receipts prompted Britain to borrow much more than expected last month, official figures showed...
Stories and Detours Full of Life
Alice Munro's latest story collection includes "the first and last -- and the closest -- things I have to say about my own life."Dear Life. Stories. By Alice Munro. 319 pages. Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95; Chatto & Windus, Pounds 18.99.That Alice Munro,...
Straining to Savor the Tea of Emperors ; Heady Consumers Pay Top Dollar for Chinese Brew with Long Pedigree
Spurred on by marketing that exalts perceived health benefits, more consumers are now seeking out white teas, despite, or maybe because of, their high price.Like good wines, teas are a reflection of their "terroir," the geology, climate and geography...
The Grouse in the Heart of Mumbai
Bal K. Thackeray, the head of the Shiv Shena, was the voice of the Mumbai native against the outsiders who were exploiting the city with their cosmopolitan ways.A misfortune of Mumbai is that its politicians have always had a better understanding of...
Throw out the Rules! Read a Fairy Tale
The Grimm brothers' tales are as amoral as arithmetic. Things work out or they don't."Those enchanted princes can do anything," says the wife of the fisherman who catches a wish-granting flounder that happens to be an enchanted prince. This is not a...
Top Official for Security in Benghazi Is Fatally Shot
The death was the latest in a series of mysterious killings that have raised fears about Libya's precarious postwar security.A senior Libyan security official was assassinated late Tuesday outside his home in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, officials said...
Turning Brass into Gold
The alchemy of turning brass to gold: How three women used two generals to advance their own agendas.The flesh is weak but the spirit of commerce is willing. The sexy part of Washington's newest sex scandal has waned. The crass part is cranking up. As...
With Fewer Flights, Airlines in U.S. Become More Punctual
Through September this year, 83 percent of all flights took off within 15 minutes of schedule, the highest level since 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.CORRECTION APPENDED Next time you are in the United States and dawdle...
Young Artists Return to the Roots of Their Craft ; New Generation Follows Pellegrino in Making Timeless Work by Hand
A new generation is following Renaud Pellegrino's lead in making fashion using time and patience.Renaud Pellegrino's work might have been ahead of its time in his early days, but it seems that a new generation of young designers is increasingly following...
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