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 March 5, 2012

2 Moguls in Asian Gambling Brawl ; Collateral Damage Feared in Battle between Former Wynn Resorts Partners
Stephen A. Wynn and Kazuo Okada, onetime partners in the Wynn Resorts casinos in Las Vegas and Macao, are accusing each other of questionable payments to public officials in Asia.For more than a decade, they were the odd couple of gambling.In the early...
An Obscured Privacy Milestone
A lawsuit against the Internet Movie Database and its parent, Amazon, raises serious questions about how far a business can go to glean personal information, privacy experts said.CORRECTION APPENDED Junie Hoang is famous now, in a 15-minutes...
A North Korean Soprano
How Kim Jong-un combines the roles of head of state and mafia don will have major implications for the regime's behavior.What kind of deal do you make with a 20-something who just inherited not only a country, but also the mantle of one of the world's...
A Team Player Is Worth His Weight in Goals
Some say the team should give Robin van Persie whatever he wants to sign another contract, and his intangible qualities make a persuasive case.Can one player be worth breaking the club's pay structure to keep him? The importance of Robin van Persie to...
A Two-Dimensional Revolution
"Make it new" was Rei Kawakubo's goal. So she sent out bright color and extraordinary flat-plane shapes."The future is two dimensions," said Rei Kawakubo as the key to an exceptional show for Comme des Garcons, extraordinary in its flat- plane paper-doll...
A Victory, but Not a Template for Change ; Land Sales Protest Ends with Vote, but Overhaul Isn't Expected in China
The first truly democratic vote in this small Chinese village in decades, if not ever, was something of a landmark of transparency in the opaque politics of China.For the brave and canny residents who rose up in December and ran their corrupt leaders...
Banks and Homeowners Reach Detente ; as U.S. Crisis Lingers, Lenders Allow Defaulting Residents to Stay Put
As the U.S. housing crisis approaches six years, lenders have come to see advantages in letting residents remain, instead of pursuing foreclosure evictions.Pressed by the harsh realities of the real estate market, lenders in the United States are increasingly...
Birth Control Fury Boils over in U.S. ; Popular Radio Host Offers Apology after Attacking Activist at Catholic School
A radio-talk host, Rush Limbaugh issued an apology to a student after calling her a "slut," for her defense of the Obama administration's stance on birth control.Even coming from a man who has made a career of shock and provocation, Rush Limbaugh's recent...
BP's Troubles from Spill in Gulf Still Far from Resolution
A proposed $7.8 billion deal with individual and business plaintiffs will take time to complete, with plaintiffs having the option to opt out, and claims from the U.S. government stand to cost far more.Now it gets complicated.Late Friday night, a U.S....
Brief Illness Slows Activist in Myanmar Campaign ; Aung San Suu Kyi Resumes Canvassing for Votes for April Election
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is campaigning for the first elections her party is contesting in 22 years, has resumed her work after briefly falling ill during a rally.Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar's democracy movement, resumed campaigning...
Celine: Dressing for a Balanced Life
The designer Phoebe Philo adapted masculine tailoring for the female of the species.It is a woman's moment again in fashion. After a decade-long run of girlie looks, the winter 2012 Paris collections are all about dividing the women from the girls --...
China Raises Military Budget by Double Digits
The 11.2 percent increase is in step with the pace of defense spending by China over the past decade, but the official statement did not give details of what weapons systems China is developing.China announced a double digit increase in military spending Sunday,...
Couch Potatoes Demand at Least One More Screen
Second-screen apps like those from Yap.tv, Umami, IntoNow, BuddyTV Guide and Miso are proliferating for smartphones or tablets.Do two screens create television-watching heaven? Do people want television content on their laps as well as on the main screens?Nielsen,...
Critics Worry over Chinese Largess in U.S. ; Money Tied to Institutes Can Result in Censorship, Some Professors Say
Confucius Institutes are cultural outposts of the Chinese government and bring much-needed cash to American universities. But some are concerned that such largesse comes with strings attached.Stanford University welcomed one with open arms. The University of...
Crushing Homs
With reports of the Syrian government taking control of the main rebel stronghold, the horrors keep mounting. So must the pressure on President Assad.After a month of merciless bombardment, the forces of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria have taken...
Days of Data Buffets Seem to Be Numbered ; Wireless Pricing Plans Are Increasingly Being Based on Intensity of Use
A new way of charging for mobile data is coming, one that will be much more closely keyed to how much is used, industry executives say.In Indonesia, nearly a third of the population is younger than 15 years old. So Telkomsel, the leading mobile operator...
Death Toll from Polish Rail Collision Rises
The crash occurred as the transportation system is expected to come under pressure when Poland co-hosts the European soccer championship this summer.The death toll in the devastating collision of two passenger trains at high speed in Poland rose to 16...
E.U. Considers Quotas for Women in Boardrooms ; Justice Official to Begin Talks That Could Result in Quotas Being Set by Bloc
The senior justice official in the European Union was to announce a new effort Monday that could result in legislation requiring that women occupy up to 60 percent of the seats on corporate boards.Frustrated that her previous efforts to get more women...
Farewell, Pocket Calculator?
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Sinclair Executive pocket calculator's debut, but that dazzling electronic gadget, once considered a corporate status symbol, now looks so antiquated.Diplomatic incident? Or diplomatic crisis? If something...
Firms Gingerly Renew Investing in E.U
Even in a deeply troubled economy like Spain's, big foreign corporations still see opportunities.Last summer, as the mounting European debt crisis was leading many businesses in the region to scale back, Dow Chemical made a seemingly contrarian move:...
From Flying High to Loewe Luxury
Amelia Earhart inspires the design duo at Cacharel while the Spanish fashion house journeys to a dark place.For their sophomore outing at Cacharel , the design duo of Ling Liu and Dawei Sun asserted themselves in a way that was missing last season. This...
Frustration Wins, as France and Ireland Draw
Unbeaten Wales, which will meet France on the last Six Nations weekend of the season, can still claim a Grand Slam, the feat of winning all five matches in a season. France, because of the draw, cannot.If nothing else, the European Six Nations championship...
Hungarian Students Assail State Sponsorship Cuts and Other Changes
University students and administrators say education policy changes introduced by the government, which include sharp cuts in state sponsorship of students, were made without any consultation.University students and administrators are complaining of...
In Move to Digital, Archivist Keeps Printed Word ; Entrepreneur Has Spent $3 Million Packing Up Books for Safe Storage
A digital archiving group in California is preserving physical books as well, with a goal of 10 million.In a wooden warehouse in this industrial suburb, the 20th century is being stored in case of digital disaster.Forty-foot, or 12-meter, shipping containers...
James Q. Wilson, 80; Laid Groundwork to Reduce Crime
Mr. Wilson was a social scientist whose research laid the groundwork for crime reduction efforts in several cities.James Q. Wilson, a wide-ranging social scientist whose "broken windows" theory of law enforcement laid the groundwork for crime reduction...
'Le Smoking,' with a Twist
Anne Valerie Hash continued work on melding masculine tailoring to the female form.Anne Valerie Hashhas been honing her vision of melding masculine tailoring to the female form for years now. This season she took on one of the staples of a man's wardrobe:...
Luxury Automakers Go after Middle Class ; Mass-Market Companies, Already Squeezed, Suffer from Added Competition
Companies like Opel and Peugeot face a bleak future as luxury carmakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz push ever more aggressively into their turf.Life is already pretty miserable for European makers of midprice cars, and from the looks of the Geneva auto...
Making Managers a Network of Doers
Tracy Dolgin is president and chief executive of the YES cable sports network.Tracy Dolginis president and chief executive of the YES cable sports network.Q. What are some of the most important leadership lessons you've learned?A.I've found over time...
N.H.L. Takes Aim at Homophobia
Thirty-five will participate in public service announcements designed to enourage gay athletes to participate in sports and be accepted.Ice hockey is joining the drive to end homophobia in sports with a public-service message featuring eight National...
Obama Answers His Critics on Iran Policy ; Obama Gives Defense of His Stance on Nuclear Iran
President backs security for Israel, but cautions against 'loose war talk'President Barack Obama declared that he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran and would act -- militarily, if necessary -- to prevent that from happening.President Barack Obama...
Only Crippling Sanctions Will Stop Iran
If Iran's government is rational, then why would it stop its nuclear quest so close to the finish line?Imagine two men planning for years to escape from a high- security mental institution that is surrounded by 100 walls. On the night of their escape,...
Order to Move Rankles Newspaper
The U.S. military's proposal to cut $1 million a year in rent by relocating Stars and Stripes from Washington to Fort Meade, Maryland, is heightening fears of lost editorial independence.The U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes, a hometown daily for...
Poking Holes in the Tale of a Propaganda Hero ; Effort to Revive Lei Feng, Symbol of Sacrifice, Backfires in Internet Age
The Communist Party's efforts to resuscitate the spirit of Lei Feng on the 50th anniversary of his death have exposed the limits of old school propagandizing in the age of the Internet.CORRECTION APPENDED What's not to love about Lei Feng? ...
Putin Wins as Opposition Urges More Protests
Russian voters overwhelmingly granted Vladimir V. Putin a six- year term as president on Sunday, setting the stage for a post- election confrontation between Mr. Putin and opposition groups.Russian voters overwhelmingly granted Vladimir V. Putin a six- year...
Pyongyang Puts Border Troops on High Alert ; North Korean Leader Visits Front Lines, as Mass Rally Condemns Seoul
Kim Jong-un visited the border with South Korea for the first time, state media reported, as thousands rallied in Pyongyang condemning the South Korean government.The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, visited the border with South Korea, ordering his...
Rookie Making a Name for Himself ; John Huh's First Victory May End Anonymity of His Rise to P.G.A. Tour
John Huh is off to a fast start in 2012, but he is so anonymous that his hometown P.G.A. clubhouse did not recognize him.In his first two months on the P.G.A. Tour, John Huh has picked up a victory and a nickname, the Question Mark."That's what we're...
Starving Iran Won't Free It
If America wants Iranians to overthrow their government, sanctions won't help. Only when Iran's people are no longer hungry will they seek political change.There's an old saying, attributed to the British Foreign Office in colonial days: "Keep the Persians...
Stearns, 76; Took Iconic J.F.K. Picture
Stan Stearns, whose photograph of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's casket on Nov. 25, 1963, helped encapsulate a nation's grief died at a hospice near Annapolis, Maryland, on Friday.Stan Stearns, whose photograph of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his...
Syria Trains Guns on More Cities ; Refugees Report Clashes Escalating, and Red Cross Convoy to Homs Is Halted
Syrians who have fled to Turkey in recent days have described intensifying operations in Hama and in northern Idlib Province. A Turkish official said the number of Syrian refugees seemed to be increasing.As the Syrian government continued to block an...
Take the Subway
How can countries keep growing without consuming more resources?Our plan was to meet for lunch at noon in Moscow. It was to be just myself and Fyodor Lukyanov, the editor of the journal Russia in Global Affairs. He picked the restaurant. It had been...
Taming Rio's Urban Jumble with Live Data
An I.B.M.-designed operations center receives information from and coordinates responses among a range of city agencies. The center is seen as a model for other cities and an opportunity for I.B.M.Not far from Copacabana Beach is a control room that...
The Bad Boy Refocuses His Image
The photographer Terry Richardson blends his commercial success with an erotic overlay.At 10:45 a.m. on Valentine's Day, Terry Richardson arrived at the Smile, a farmhouse restaurant near his Lafayette Street studio. The fashion photographer was wearing...
The Fine Line between Motivational and Dirty ; Saints"bounty' System Outrages Some Players; Others Say It's No Big Deal
Some players say teammates paying each other for big hits is just part of the game, but others say it could ruin lives and end careers.Before each of his 187 National Football League games, Trevor Pryce said, the informal, off-the-cuff offers of money...
Titans of Industry, Humbled at the Gym
The center -- whose members include people like Jack Welch and George Soros -- is the brainchild of John Sitaras, who along with measuring body fat and biceps has a way of sizing up egos, too.There's a place on East 58th Street, in the New York borough...
Top Prospect a Pro at Expectations Game ; Nationals Teammates Say Harper, Labeled a Phenom at 16, Handling Spotlight
Bryce Harper has been in the spotlight since he was 16, but his teammates and coaches say he remains confident without getting carried away with success.Bryce Harper grew up in Las Vegas, far from a major-league ballpark, but he was so busy playing that...
Ukraine's Slide
We cannot conceal our growing concerns regarding the state of democracy in Ukraine.This day five years ago, the European Union and Ukraine started negotiations on a groundbreaking new agreement with the aim of fostering Ukraine's political association...
U.N. Criticizes Inquiry of NATO Raids in Libya
NATO was found to have insufficiently investigated air raids it conducted that killed at least 60 Libyan civilians.NATO has not sufficiently investigated the air raids it conducted on Libya that killed at least 60 civilians and wounded 55 more during...
U.S. Soccer Pushes High School Teams to Sidelines ; Federation Says Top Boys Needed Nearly Year-Round on Development Squads
The sport's top boys need to practice and play nearly year-round at development academies if the nation hopes to compete internationally, the federation says.Professional sports leagues in the United States have long relied on high schools to help cultivate...
Virtuosic Changing of the Guard
The hero of Gregor von Rezzori's masterful "An Ermine in Czernopol" clings to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.An Ermine in Czernopol. By Gregor von Rezzori. Translated by Philip Boehm. 380 pages. New York Review Books, paper, $16.95; Pounds 9.99.The central...
Weekend Boosts Energize Romney
The vote was a nonbinding straw poll, but it did give Mitt Romney a symbolic victory before more contests on Super Tuesday this week.With a clear victory over the weekend in Washington State, Mitt Romney maintained his recent momentum even as he appeared...
Winds of Destruction Lash U.S. ; Many States Confront Toll after String of Tornadoes Leaves Dozens Dead
Residents across the South and Midwest assessed the damage after a string of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms left dozens of people dead.Here in this small farmland community, a single water tower emblazoned with the town's name -- the most commanding...
Witness to Reporter's Last Days Covering the Uprising in Syria
Tyler Hicks, a photographer for The New York Times, recounted his trip into Syria last month with Anthony Shadid, a Times correspondent who died during the assignment.It was damp and cold as Anthony Shadid and I crossed in darkness over the barbwire...
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