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 24, 2013

Action Star with Killer Kicks and Credibility ; with Lots of Charisma, Jason Statham Aims for the Top Tier in Hollywood
Jason Statham has evolved from a minor screen thug to a global action star, and now he is going for more respect.To paraphrase a song by Paul Simon, every generation sends an action hero up the box office charts, whether it was the swashbuckling Douglas...
After Rape, Indian Victims Find Apathy ; Police Force, Understaffed and Tradition-Bound, Is Often Part of the Problem
Even as India grapples with the polarizing issue of rape, a major obstacle stands in the way of fundamental change: a police force that is corrupt and inclined to side with those accused of the crime.Not long after telling the police that she had been...
A Journey from Cradle to Grave ; Inspired 'Life and Times' Translates the Daily Grind into Random Trivia
"Life and Times," an eight-hour pop opera from the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, is enchanting and exasperating in its attempts to translate the hazy memories of life."God, this must be so boring for you!"Thus runs a line from the libretto of "Life and...
All Paintings, Great and Small ; British Web Site Catalogs More Than 200,000 of Nation's Works of Art
A British national Web site catalogues as many oil paintings in the country as possible -- and makes some that haven't been seen in decades available for free.Founded in 1123, St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London has several items not usually found in...
A Playful Mix of Cultures
Giorgio Armani's Prive collection and Jean Paul Gaultier were inspired by a multiethnic blend.Playing with multiethnic elements has been around at least since the hippie trail of the 1970s. More recently, it has tended to go out of fashion on the runways....
A Push for Greener Desalination ; Abu Dhabi Firm to Test Commercial Viability of Energy-Efficient Methods
The production of drinking water uses vast amounts of fossil fuels. An Abu Dhabi company will test the commercial viability of energy-efficient methods.Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, is turning its attention to finding cost-effective ways...
Ascendance of Centrist in Israel Signals a Policy Shift ; Middle-Class Discontent Transforms Ex-Journalist into Political Kingmaker
The ascendance in Israel of the new centrist party Yesh Atid promises to shift the government's focus to bread-and-butter domestic concerns despite the pressing foreign policy issues Israel faces.The tent city that filled Rothschild Boulevard during...
As Users Go Mobile, Google Has Trouble Following ; Money Paid per Click Is Less on Smartphones Than on Desktop Ads
Google's revenue per click has been declining largely because advertisers pay less for mobile ads, and more people are using Google on their mobile devices and fewer on their desktop computers.Although Google is scrambling to meet consumers as they flock...
A Woodland Fable
At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld put the emphasis on shoulders and, as usual, the inventive work of his ateliers.The surreal walk through the woods -- flat flowers glowing like fireflies and models' shoulders framed as if in a portrait -- was Chanel's take...
Battery Charging on 787 Again under Scrutiny
Investigators in the United States and Japan are looking for what caused two incidents, with the possibility of charging problems still getting particular attention.Investigators in the United States and Japan are indicating that many questions remain...
Break All the Rules
The next secretary of state should appeal directly to the people of Iran, Israel and Palestine.First, my congratulations and condolences to John Kerry for being nominated to be the next U.S. secretary of state. There is no one better for the job today...
Brothels, Legal in Turkey, Say Authorities Want to Shut Them Down ; Raid in Istanbul District Provokes Worries about Rights and Disease Control
Licensed sex workers in Turkey, whose ranks number around 3,500, are accusing the authorities of attempting to force them out of business.On a cold and wet morning here, half a dozen men were lined up at the metal gate that blocks off an alley called...
By Day and by Night, Journeys to the Melbourne Semifinals
Andy Murray has played in the sunshine and Roger Federer under the lights. But the schedules will be harmonized at last on Friday night when they meet in the semifinals of the Australian Open.They have been playing two different tournaments: Andy Murray...
Cameron's Gamble on E.U. ; He Pledges Referendum to Britons in 5 Years If He Wins the Next Election
The prime minister coupled his promise of a referendum should he be re-elected in 2015 with an impassioned defense of continued membership in a more streamlined and competitive European Union.Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday promised Britons...
Cameron's Stance Draws a Chill from E.U. Partners
The reaction from across other European Union members ranged from scathing to deeply non-committal toward the British prime minister's stance.Announcing plans for a referendum on European Union membership, Prime Minister David Cameron argued on Wednesday...
Cameron's Vision, Europe's Challenge
The British like the E.U. but not its supranational institutions. They want more free trade, less bureaucracy.British Prime Minister David Cameron's much awaited speech on the European Union on Wednesday was a declaration of an ideological war, a war...
Captured Fighter Ties Comrades to Benghazi and Algeria Attacks
The Egyptians involved in both attacks were killed during the four-day ordeal that ended in the deaths of at least 38 hostages and 29 kidnappers, an Algerian official has said, quoting a captured militant.Several Egyptian members of the squad of militants...
Center Holds a Surprise in Israeli Election ; Netanyahu Prevailed, but Ex-Journalist Profited by Appeal to Middle Class
Yair Lapid predicted that he would do better than expected in this week's election with his outreach to the middle class and his emphasis on social justice and the rising inequalities in society. He was right.With his good looks and suave manner, Yair...
Clinton Details Security for Envoys ; Testifying to Congress, She Also Cites 'Ongoing Threat' in North Africa
Testifying before Congress, the U.S. secretary of state also warned of a 'very serious, ongoing threat' from Islamic militants in Mali and other parts of North Africa.In long-awaited testimony, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday asserted...
Coke Blinks
When it comes to solutions to obesity, the soft-drink maker is definitely not "it."Once again, Coke has blinked. It famously did so in 1985, when it introduced "new" Coke, replacing its original formula with one it thought would have greater appeal with...
Drawn to Risk in the Fields ; High Pay in Countries like Algeria Helps Offset Concerns about Danger
The bloody, four-day hostage siege at the In Amenas facility prompted at least one worker who escaped to question whether more could have been done to rebuff the attack.The natural gas complex in Algeria that came under attack last week, like scores...
For Obama, an Ambitious Agenda Faces Ticking Clock ; History Shows Presidents in 2nd Terms Get about a Year to Reach Their Goals
As the president begins promoting his agenda of tackling gun control, immigration and climate change, his advisers are scrambling to prioritize his ambitions to avoid squandering precious time.The Constitution may promise President Barack Obama another...
Half-Built Hotel Looms as a Reminder of Faded Boom Times in Las Vegas
The Harmon, on which building was halted after inspectors found structural flaws, is a symbol of an era when few could have foreseen a day of too many hotel rooms.It turns out there is something more complicated than shoehorning a seven-building, 17-million-square-foot,...
How Well Their Garden Grows!
Valentino's design duo cultivated a garden, the big theme of the Paris couture season.The garden in all its summer enchantment has blossomed as the big theme of the Paris couture season.But the last word on botanical beauty was whisper quiet. Valentino...
I.M.F. Offers Cautious Forecast for 2013 Growth
The fund reduced many of the economic forecasts for 2013 that it had made in its previous report, in October.The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that it continued to expect a modest upturn in global economic growth in 2013, with fewer risks...
Indian Justice Is Tested by Delhi Rape Case ; Trial Is Put on 'Fast Track,' but Concerns of Fairness for Women Are Widespread
Arguments are scheduled to begin in the trial of five men accused of a brutal gang rape in December, in a new fast-track process that will be watched for its ability to deliver justice.For Sonia Gandhi, India's most powerful politician, the 23-year- old...
Indian Star Opens Up about Life Inside the Media Fishbowl
Sania Mirza, who is married to a Pakistani cricket player, is working on her autobiography, and a good part of it will talk about what her life is like as a celebrity in India.Sania Mirza of India is the most celebrated female athlete in South Asia....
Insights into Challenges, but No Solutions
JPMorgan's report on the disastrous "London Whale" trade and the Federal Reserve's 2007 minutes show the difficulty of anticipating and preventing financial catastrophes.The important and the self-important of global finance are again gathering at the...
Iranian Rial Hit by Concern over Central Banker
The career of the governor, Mahmoud Bahmani, appeared to be in jeopardy, and with it the short-lived stability of the currency, the rial, after a drop in value last year of about 50 percent.Iran's currency, weakened by Western sanctions and economic mismanagement,...
Jiang Steps Back, as China Moves on ; Elder Statesman Appears to Give New Leaders Room to Consolidate Power
The sign came in official accounts of the funeral of a former rival: Former President Jiang Zemin was last among a dozen party luminaries listed who had offered words of comfort.A decade after he stepped down as China's top leader, the powerful Communist...
Kin of Leading Dissident See Him in Xinjiang Prison
Foreign human rights advocates say they fear for the life of Gao Zhisheng because there has been no word on his well-being or whereabouts for long stretches of time.Family members of one of China's most prominent dissidents, Gao Zhisheng, visited him...
Maker Detected Hip Implant's Failure Rate ; Johnson & Johnson Played Down Risks Even as Study Confirmed Them
An all-metal hip implant recalled in 2010 would fail within five years in almost half of the patients who received it, Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer, projected in an internal study in 2011.An internal analysis conducted by Johnson & Johnson in...
Merry ol"Engla Land' and the Start of an Empire
In "Foundation," Peter Ackroyd writes an affectionate new history of the remote English past.Foundation. The History of England From Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors. By Peter Ackroyd. 486 pages. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, $29.99; Pan,...
Microsoft Backs Bid to Take Dell Private ; Investment Could Help Software Giant Remain Relevant in Tablet Era
Microsoft is expected to contribute as much as several billion dollars, an investment that could be enough to push a leveraged buyout of Dell, the struggling computer maker, over the goal line.The effort to take the U.S. computer maker Dell private has gained...
New Zealand Cat Fanciers Come to Defense of 'Serial Killer'
Gareth Morgan, an economist and environmentalist, says that cats pose a dire threat to native bird species and should be phased out across the country.A prominent New Zealand economist has set off a firestorm by suggesting that cats should eventually...
Obama and the Court
The president and the chief justice have very different views on the relationship between justice and prosperity.When Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. congratulated President Obama after he completed his oath of office on Monday, Americans heard the cordial,...
Overcharge Not a Factor in 787 Event, Japan Finds ; Investigators in the U.S. Reached Same Conclusion about Battery Problem
An overcharge of a battery on a Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways has been ruled out as the cause of smoke onboard.The Japanese investigation into a battery that overheated and prompted the emergency landing of a Boeing 787 airliner last week has...
Peace Process? Check the Back Burner
What do the Israeli elections mean for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process? Not much.Skeptics like to say that the real Israeli election only begins after the votes are counted, because the electoral system makes it practically impossible for any single...
Pyongyang Rejects Talks on Giving Up Nuclear Arms ; New Sanctions Provoke Defiance, and Hints of a Weapons Test to Come
A statement that North Korea's nuclear weapons program is no longer negotiable threw a direct challenge to President Barack Obama and to Park Geun-hye, the incoming president of South Korea.North Korea said Wednesday that its nuclear weapons program...
Redefining the Meaning of 'Chinese'
Mainland China is seen as the source of Taiwan's economic future, but on the question of culture, it could be the reverse, with Taiwan showing Beijing how Chineseness can be defined more broadly.Taiwan and its 23 million people will eventually be absorbed...
Russia Says Foes' Efforts to Oust Assad Delay Peace
The foreign minister made clear that his country was unlikely to alter its position on Syria, opposing any international measures to force the regmine from power after nearly two years of violence.Russia's foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, said on...
Saying Hello to the World by Toppling a Giant
What was supposed to be a learning experience against one of the greatest tennis players in history turned into one of the bigger surprises in tennis history as Sloane Stephens beat Serena Williams.What was supposed to be a learning experience against...
Some Kurds Take Up Syrian Rebels' Cause ; More Complex Picture of Ethnic Group's Stance toward Regime Emerges
A more complex picture of the ethnic group's stances toward the Assad regime emerges amid the bitter fighting.The arc of Omar Abdulkader's transformation from farmer to fighter resembles that of uncountable others in Syria, where since 2011 tens of thousands...
Syrians Struggle in an Uneasy Lebanon ; as Civil War Drags on, Refugees Seek Safe Haven but Face Desperate Straits
At the most recent count, there were 212,000 refugees in Lebanon, registered or awaiting registration with the United Nations refugee agency. A year ago, the agency had registered 5,000.For Mohammed al-Ahmad and his wife Zuhour, this is the second cold,...
Taiho, 72; Wrestler Dominated Sumo with Skill, Not Heft
The wrestler, whose Japanese name was Koki Naya, won the Emperor's Cup 32 times, a record that still stands.Taiho, widely considered the greatest sumo wrestler of postwar Japan despite the fact that he weighed scarcely more than 135 kilograms, died Saturday...
Taking Long View on Cork Harvesting
Cork oaks are the heart of a landscape that while extensively adapted by humans is nevertheless an ecological marvel.We spent Christmas in a cabin on a hillside in the cork oak forest that clothes much of southern and central Portugal. We hiked along...
Thai Sentenced for Insulting King ; in Levying 10-Year Term, Court Rejects Challenge to Law on Free- Speech Basis
Thailand's Constitutional Court said that two magazine articles insulted the king and that the monarch deserved "special protection" because he was the "center of the nation."A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced a labor activist and former magazine editor...
The Israeli Center Lives
The election proved that persistent obituaries of the center- left were premature.Bibi has the blues.Benjamin Netanyahu campaigned as the incarnation of a strong Israel, square-jawed before the Western Wall. He emerged weakened and chastened. The Israeli...
The Last Calendar
A shared online calendar gave my brother and me a record of our father's decline.By the time he was 76, my father was frail. His balance was poor and he had trouble walking. He lived alone in Baltimore in a big house full of stairs, and watching him...
To Cut U.S. Deficit, How about a Tax Increase for Everyone?
Raising taxes across the board is a subject nobody wants to talk about. Yet Americans would benefit from a discussion of this possibility.What would happen if the U.S. government raised everybody's taxes?The fiscal deal struck in the early hours of 2013...
Trading Tax Advances with Broad E.U. Backing ; with British Opposition, Imposing 'Robin Hood' Levy Will Be Complicated
The proposed tax on financial transactions has firm backing from Germany, France and nine other member countries.A hotly contested tax on financial trades has taken a major step forward, with E.U. finance ministers allowing a vanguard of member states...
U.S. House Votes to Back Extension of Debt Limit ; Showdown with Obama Is Averted as Republicans Put Budget Cuts on Hold
The temporary legislation, for just three months, did not include the dollar-for-dollar spending cuts that Republicans had once insisted would have to be part of any bill to limit the national debt.Avoiding an economic showdown with President Barack...
Venezuela's Missing President
Day after day, on the street, on Twitter, Chavez dies and comes back to life. But this is not a magical realist novel.On Jan. 10, while Hugo Chavez lay in a hospital bed in Havana, he was symbolically sworn in as Venezuela's new president in a ceremony here....
Wal-Mart Tells Suppliers to Fix Factories ; Bangladesh Fire Deaths Push Retailer to Demand Safety Improvements
The regulations on fire safety and unauthorized subcontractors follow criticism directed at the U.S. retail giant after a fire that killed 112 workers at a Bangladeshi factory.Facing criticism for selling garments made at a Bangladeshi factory where...
When Kicker Lines Up, San Francisco Holds Breath ; 49ers Coach Is Sticking with Akers, despite His Season-Long Struggles
David Akers has been erratic all season -- he converted only 69 percent of his attempts -- but the 49ers are still counting on him this Super Bowl.In this, the strangest season of his National Football League career, David Akers connected on a 63-yard...
World Finance Chiefs Spar over Size of Bank Sector ; Dimon Apologizes Again but Offers Strong Defense of His Industry's Behavior
Bankers have become slightly more contrite and their overseers may have softened their determination to constrain bank risk, but there are still widely differing opinions on issues like how big the sector should be.Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of...
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