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 9, 2013

'09 Crackdown Leaves Its Mark in Iran ; as New Election Nears, Many in Country Say They Still Feel Cheated
The June 14 presidential election, taking place under starkly different circumstances, promises to be far more subdued than the election in 2009.Iran's state television broadcast a live program on Tuesday in which passers-by were placed in a chair and...
A 5th Major? Players Not Enamored with the Idea
The P.G.A. Tour promotes the Players Championship as the equal of the Grand Slam events, but players remain skeptical.Much will be written and said this week about golf's fifth major, which is funny, since the Evian Championship is four months off.For...
A Big Victory, but He Won't Play It Up ; Bulgarian Finally Pulls off an Upset after He Upends Djokovic at Madrid Open
After Grigor Dimitrov upset the world's No. 1 player, Novak Djokovic, at the Madrid Open, he tried to downplay the significance of it.Athletes often single out their first victory over a much higher- ranked opponent as the defining moment in their career.Grigor...
A Blog-Powered People's Army ; Social Media Propels a Grass-Roots Relief Effort after Earthquake in China
The rapid citizen response to the earthquake last month in Sichuan Province reveals how far China's nascent civil society movement, abetted by social media, has come in recent years.Wang Xiaochang sprang into action minutes after a deadly earthquake...
America's Start-Up Diplomacy
Somehow, the United States must conduct "economic statecraft" in an age of austerity.In 2011, a group of American high-tech executives and angel investors traveled to North Africa as part of an innovative State Department economic development program....
Anger Rises against Tide of Refugees from Syria ; as Cross-Border Influx Continues, Jordanians Bear Economic Burden
As refugees continue to flow across the border, Jordanians are suffering economically. A recent poll said 70 percent of Jordanian respondents opposed allowing more Syrian refugees into the country.A few months ago, boxes of tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers blocked...
An Impressionist Bonanza ; Major Private Collection Propels Sotheby's Sale to $230 Million
A major U.S. private collection was put on the block by heirs at Sotheby's in New York, and it propelled the auction's sales to a substantial $230 million.The kind of time capsule of which every auction house expert dreams opened the evening sale of...
A Putin Adviser Falls from Grace ; Longtime Aide Loses Post; Ouster Could Signal Trouble for Medvedev
A public dispute with a powerful law enforcement organization telegraphed the ouster of Vladislav Y. Surkov, an architect of Russia's highly centralized political system.The Kremlin on Wednesday announced the resignation of Vladislav Y. Surkov, a longtime...
Asia-Pacific Nations Push to Rein in Rising Currencies
For export-dependent countries, in particular, strong currencies can be a significant burden, because they make locally made goods and services more expensive for overseas customers.For many countries, inflows of cash would be a blessing. But incoming...
Austria Is Pressed to Reveal Tax Data ; E.U. Will Move to Require Transparency as Part of Crackdown on Cheats
As states fight to prevent tax evasion, pressure on Vienna to improve transparency grows.Austria faced renewed pressure on Wednesday to reveal more about tax evaders after senior officials of the European Union called for automatic information sharing...
Awaiting a Modern Press Law in Qatar
On the 10th anniversary of the ratification of the Qatari constitution, the country's press is still not free.On April 29, 2003, the citizens of Qatar went to the polls and voted overwhelmingly to approve a new constitution -- one that guarantees freedom...
Bards Giving Cities a New Voice ; Fresno Is Latest to Hire Poet Laureate 'To Express What It's Like' to Be There
The list of cities and towns across the United States that have their own official bards is rapidly growing. One of the latest is Fresno, situated in the dusty Central Valley of California.This city has long been an object of ridicule. Even seemingly innocuous...
Best Profit in 5 Years Seals Toyota Comeback ; Firm Sales and Lower Yen Help Carmaker Overcome Earthquake and Recalls
The showing is the latest evidence that the automaker might finally be shaking off the effects of some of the biggest crises of its 75-year history.Toyota Motor roared back to health in its financial year that ended in March, more than tripling its net...
Celebrated British Scientist Joins Academic Boycott of Israel
Stephen Hawking, the celebrated physicist and cosmologist, has decided to skip a high-profile conference, "based on advice from Palestinian academics."Stephen Hawking, the physicist and cosmologist, has pulled out of a high-profile conference to be held...
China and Cyberwar
Computer espionage is growing ever more dangerous, and Washington blames Beijing for making it worse.Despite denials from Beijing, there seems little doubt that China's computer hackers are engaged in an aggressive and increasingly threatening campaign...
China Data on Trade Rise, but Meaning Is Debatable
Exports rose 14.7 percent in April from a year earlier, while imports increased 16.8 percent, far from strong enough to suggest that foreign demand could pull China out of what seems to be a deepening malaise.Trade figures for April released by the Chinese...
Deal to Save Chrysler Now Haunts Fiat
Fiat and the United Automobile Workers' health care trust are fighting over a $6 billion divide in court, arguing over a buyout deal struck during the financial crisis when Chrysler was arguably worthless.All deal makers have a number they want to hit....
Despite Solid Sales, Microsoft Is Planning Update for Windows 8 This Year
Microsoft said Windows 8 was selling at a similar pace to Windows 7, but it added that many users were frustrated by changes to the software.With Windows 8, Microsoft made bold changes to the look of the software that powers most personal computers....
Details Fail to Resolve Benghazi Dispute
Gregory Hicks of the State Department offered the first public testimony from a U.S. official who was on the ground in Libya the night four Americans died.A State Department official on Wednesday presented a dramatic minute-by-minute account of what...
Dozens Held in Brussels Diamond Heist Case ; Some Gems Recovered as International Police Raids Round Up over 30
Raids in three countries swept up more than 30 people and recovered at least some of the $50 million worth of diamonds stolen at Brussels airport in February, according to investigators.More than 200 Belgian police officers fanned out at dawn Wednesday...
Environmentalists Seek Quid Pro Quo on Pipeline ; Obama Is Urged to Use Issue to Set Parameters of U.S. Energy Debate
A decision on the Canada-to-Gulf Coast oil conduit, expected by early autumn, would offer the U.S. president a rare opportunity to set the parameters of the energy debate.President Barack Obama's first major environmental decision of his second term...
Existential Test at Top of W.T.O. ; in Era of Regional Pacts, Chief to Seek Purpose for Global Trade Group
Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo, the next head of the World Trade Organization, is eager to revive global trade talks but says big changes are needed.Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo, chosen as the next head of the World Trade Organization, said Wednesday that...
Feedly Fills a Gap Left by Google
There was an outcry when Google announced the imminent death of Reader, but it has plenty of rivals and satisfying replacements.Well, if we didn't get it before, we get it now: Google giveth, and Google taketh away.On July 1, it will take away Google...
Ferguson's Move Shakes Soccer and Business
After 27 years at Manchester United and 13 English league titles, a tenure nearly unrivaled at the peak of modern sports, Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he will step down as manager.The sudden announcement on Wednesday that Alex Ferguson will retire...
Finally, the U.S. and Russia Team Up
The U.S.-Russian agreement to convene a conference on Syria offers a slight but critical chance for peace.The United States and Russia have announced that they will seek to convene an international conference on Syria, hopefully before the end of this...
Future of JPMorgan Leader Pivots on Small Firm ; Vote by BlackRock Proxy May Decide Whether to Split Bank's Top Two Jobs
A small, London-based firm will be voting on behalf of the major shareholder BlackRock on whether to split the roles of chairman and chief executive, both of which are held by Jamie Dimon.The fate of Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase could hinge on a small, London-based...
GE Capital Joins with Slate on Ad Campaign Aimed at Midsize Businesses
The campaign, which includes a lending roadshow by GE Capital, is the most elaborate initiative created by SlateCustom, the custom- publishing arm of Slate, the online magazine.GE Capital is embarking on an elaborate advertising campaign with the online...
Globalization Casts a Shadow on Italy's Lemon Groves
The family tree of Gigino Aceto, a 78-year-old lemon grower, mirrors Italy's transformation into an industrial power -- and its ambivalence about whether to compete globally or trust in local traditions.On a recent spring morning, Luigi Aceto, a hale...
Hezbollah Takes Risk by Taking Sides ; Militant Group's Support for Syrian Leader Erodes Its Standing in Lebanon
Recruited and trained to battle Israel and defend Lebanon, the Shiite guerrillas of Hezbollah are pushing more and more deeply into a very different fight: defending President Bashar al-Assad.Near Damascus, Hezbollah fighters are defending the shrine...
Hobbyists' Goal: Plants You Can Read a Book by ; despite Benign Plans, Do-It-Yourself Genetic Engineering Stirs Debate
Hobbyist scientists are leading the way in attempts to develop luminous plants. But some environmental groups fear that malicious organisms could be created and released accidentally.Hoping to give new meaning to the term "natural light," a small group...
In New Retail, an Increasing Demand to Know Origins ; Bangladesh Disaster Adds Urgency to Calls for Labels and More Accountability
With fair-trade coffee and organic fruit now common, consumers are demanding similar accountability from their T-shirts.The revolution that started in food is expanding to clothing. Origins matter. With fair-trade coffee and organic fruit now standard...
In Power 9 Years, and Little to Say
Manmohan Singh entered office nine years ago as an economist with promise. Today, that perception has changed.Nine years ago, when news broke that Manmohan Singh would be the next prime minister of India, a man stood on the roof of a vehicle pointing...
Iraq's Sunni Protests Revolve around Anti-Terror Tactics
The Shiite-led government is accused of using the tactics of the early U.S. occupation to suppress its rivals, rounding up the innocent along with the guilty.The Sunni protest movement here is turning increasingly violent, freshening memories of the...
Japan Says It Stands by Apologies for WWII ; Abe Had Been Urged Not to Risk Alienating Region by Backtracking
Japan's conservative government backed away from earlier suggestions that it might try to revise or even repudiate apologies to sex slaves and other nations.The conservative government of Japan will abide by official apologies that the country's leaders...
Kleiner Perkins Shifts Strategy after Stumbling over Clean Technology
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital investment firm, has hit a rough patch over the last decade, frustrated by unsuccessful forays into clean technology and by a catch-up effort in social media.During the dot-com boom, Kleiner Perkins...
Merkel's Cabinet Approves E.C.B. Oversight of Banks ; Unresolved Is Question of How to Unwind Banks on the Road to Failure
The cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel approved legislation that would grant oversight of such institutions to the European Central Bank.Europe inched closer Wednesday to establishing a European banking union for the Continent's largest lenders after...
Military Injustice
The women in Congress take aim at the complacent brass.Along with a boosted Buick LeSabre, another incident listed on a crime report Sunday in Arlington County, Virginia, was a creepy attack by a man on a woman."On May 5 at 12:35 a.m., a drunken male...
Military Sex Abuse Rattles Capital
Outrage over the increasing number of sexual assaults, detailed in a Pentagon survey, and the low percentage of those cases that result in court-martial has reverberated across party lines.Lawmakers across Capitol Hill on Wednesday furiously turned their attention...
Modern Knights-Errant Earn Valor, and Bruises, in Combat ; Battle of Nations Brings 500 Would-Be Warriors Together to Test Skills
Competitors are heading to Aigues-Mortes, France, to take part in the Battle of the Nations, a modern-day, medieval-like combat involving national teams of fighters.Inside Craig Ivey's travel bag are objects reminiscent of the Middle Ages.He has a rounded...
Obama and Park Make a Display of Unity ; but Her Hands-On Policy toward Pyongyang Could End Up at Odds with U.S
But the hands-on North Korea policy of the South's new president, Park Geun-hye, could end up at odds with the United States.President Barack Obama has offered an endorsement of South Korea's new president, Park Geun-hye, and her blueprint for defusing tensions...
Pakistani Politician Injured in Fall at Rally ; from His Hospital Bed, Former Cricket Captain Presses Fight for Change
Imran Khan, the sports star who has emerged as a rising force in Pakistani politics, was hurt just days before the general elections on Saturday.Imran Khan, the sports star who has emerged as a rising force in Pakistani politics, has been seriously injured...
Postcard from Yemen
A severe water shortage is taking a devastating toll on this beautiful country.I am in the Yemen International Hospital in Taiz, the Yemeni city in the central highlands that is suffering from such an acute water shortage that people get to run their...
Privatization Plans in New Zealand Follow a Winding Path ; Rough Process Puts Cloud over Government's Effort as First Sale Approaches
Opposition parties and the Maori Council are among those who oppose the part-privatization of Mighty River Power. Its I.P.O. is intended to be the first of several state company sales.Aerial shots of majestic dams and steaming geothermal power stations...
Profits Leap across Most of Disney ; Loss at Video Game Unit a Rare Weak Spot amid Buoyant Quarterly Results
Disappointing figures for Disney's broadcast television and video game divisions were the only weak spots amid buoyant quarterly results.The Magic Kingdom is on fire.Strength in all of Walt Disney Co.'s primary businesses -- theme parks, cable television,...
Rap, Good and Bad for Business ; the Conflicting Values of Hip-Hop Artists and Mainstream Corporations
Embarrassments involving rappers highlight the conflicting values and public images of hip-hop artists and mainstream corporations.In hip-hop, as in all things, you get what you pay for, even if you don't read the fine print.Three times in recent weeks...
Ray Harryhausen, 92, Movie Innovator
Ray Harryhausen found ways to breathe cinematic life into the gargantuan, the mythical and the extinct.Ray Harryhausen, an animator and special-effects wizard who found ways to breathe cinematic life into the gargantuan, the mythical and the extinct,...
SAP Bets on Future in the Cloud
The German business software company is making HANA, a product that combines fast computing and data retrieval to better analyze how well a company is working, accessible through its own data centers.SAP, the German software giant, is making one of the...
Send in the American Megacontractors
David Rohde examines the consequences of raising foreign aid budgets and cutting its staff.Beyond War. Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East. By David Rohde. 221 pages. Viking. $27.95.Luckily, David Rohde's "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence...
Steady Cargo of Corpses in a Dirty Nigeria War ; Detainees Said to Be Shot, Beaten and Starved as Military Hunts Insurgents
Accused, often on flimsy or no evidence, of being members or supporters of Boko Haram, young men are beaten, starved, shot and even suffocated to death.A fresh load of battered corpses arrived, 29 of them in a routine delivery by the Nigerian military...
The Doors Return for an Encore, on iPad ; Record Executive, 81, Immerses Himself in the Creation of Digital Band
The 81-year-old founder of Elektra records is behind a new iPad app that explores the music and history of the Doors.A new iPad app chronicling the rock legends the Doors has all the bells and whistles you would expect of electronic entertainment in 2013:...
The Grave in the Middle of the Road
The grave shows me that once I'm gone, life will proceed to flow on all around me, as though I'd never existed.When I'm driving from the "Millennium City" of Gurgaon (exploding with residential and I.T. office high-rises) to the megacity of Delhi (already...
To See China's Global Vision, Look to the Middle East ; Beijing Burnishes Status as Superpower by Holding Talks on Palestinian Issue
Back-to-back summits with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Palestinian Authority, provide clues to how China's diplomatic role could grow.CORRECTION APPENDED As China secures its status as the...
Tour Acts to Bar Player's Father ; A.T.P. Won't Accredit Tomic after He Is Charged with Hitting Son's Partner
John Tomic, the father of the Australian player Bernard Tomic, has been charged with assaulting his son's hitting partner, and the A.T.P. said it would bar him from receiving credentials at all of its events.The A.T.P., the governing body of the men's...
U.K. Acts to Deter Immigration ; Populist Party's Success Has Forced Established Parties to Shift to Right
The government tried to regain the initiative following recent electoral gains by a populist party campaigning for curbs on migration and for a British exit from the European Union.Britain moved Wednesday to toughen its immigration rules as the government...
Upholding Tax Fraud Conviction, Court Deals a Blow to Berlusconi
An appeals court in Milan upheld a conviction on Wednesday against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud.An appeals court in Milan upheld a conviction on Wednesday against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud, sentencing...
U.S. and Russia Plan Talks Aimed at Ending Syria War
Russia and the United States have announced a joint effort to seek a negotiated end to the civil war in Syria as the refugee crisis in the country worsens.As new reports of sectarian atrocities flowed from Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned...
U.S. Soldier Causes Stir with Stoning of Karzai Portrait
Fortunately, at a time of rising tension between Afghans and coalition forces, the main thing damaged seems to have been the soldier's career.An American soldier would have been well served to remember the childhood adage about sticks and stones before...
White House Close to Backing Proposal for Internet Wiretaps
The White House appears close to backing an F.B.I. proposal giving law enforcement officials broader access to commnications carried out over the Internet.The Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing an F.B.I....
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