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 December 8, 2012

Anarchists in America -- a Love Story
"Sasha and Emma" brings to life two of America's first leftist radicals, who also happened to be lifelong friends and lovers.Sasha and Emma. The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman. By Paul Avrich and Karen Avrich. Illustrated. 490 pages....
Apple's 'Reshoring' Plan Unlikely to Start a Trend
A return of factory jobs is rooted more in keeping the supply chain close to the gigantic American consumer base than in producing for exports, which would signal a true rebound, analysts say.CORRECTION APPENDED News this week that a big innovative...
Art Lover (and Big Buyer) Missing at Miami Fair
Steven A. Cohen, the hedge fund billionaire and renowned art collector, skipped Art Basel Miami Beach. Art dealers were left wondering how much they might depend on major buyers.The opening of Art Basel Miami Beach, this past week looked like the start...
Arts Guide
A look at selected art exhibitions worldwide.Lens, FranceLa Renaissance: Revolutions Dans les Arts en Europe, 1400-1530 Musee du Louvre-Lens. Opening Dec. 12. A branch of Le Louvre in a depressed former mining town in northeastern France? It is an ambitious...
A Standout in College, Spurned by N.F.L. ; out of All the Winners of Top Linebacker Award, One Fell Short of Success
Paul McGowan, a linebacker at Florida State in the 1980s, is the only past winner of the Butkus Award to have never played a down in the N.F.L.The list of the winners of the Butkus Award, given annually since 1985 to college football's top linebacker,...
Bank Shares in Euro Zone Bounce Back
In early July, an index of banking stocks in the euro zone was falling, but by late in the month it turned around. Now anyone who bought all the banks at the end of June is up by about 25 percent.The European banking crisis was one of the major worries...
Berlusconi's Party Pulls Backing from Government
The head of Italy's biggest party has said it no longer supports Prime Minister Mario Monti's technocratic government but it does not want to cause a crisis by bringing it down.The secretary of Italy's largest political party said Friday that the technocratic...
Briefly: Books
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.THE BLACK BOXBy Michael Connelly. 416 pages. Little, Brown, $27.99. In "The Black Box," the old pro Michael Connelly essentially waxes nostalgic, giving his Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch...
Chasing Peak Experiences in Austria's Alps ; World Cup Venue Solden Combines Great Skiing with Teutonic Culture
The Alps town of Solden -- renowned as a venue for World Cup ski events -- combines the appeal of great skiing with an immersion in Austrian culture.Electric-green Fischer race skis balanced on my shoulder, I passed through the lift entryway at the base...
Clarifying the U.S. 'Red Line' on Syrian Chemical Arms
Amid intelligence reports that Syria has mixed some precursor chemicals for possible use as weapons, President Barack Obama's "red line" on chemical weapons appears to have changed.When President Barack Obama first warned President Bashar al- Assad of...
Damascus Airport Declared 'Fair Target'
Syrian rebels Friday warned travelers that they used the capital's main airport at their peril.As fighting raged in the suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus, and gunfire could be heard from the city center, rebels seeking the overthrow of President...
Dressing for Success? Be Edgy but Not Outre ; Global Professionals Find a Middle Ground That's Never Business- Boring
Globally adept executives tread a middle ground between business- boring and fashion outre.Karen Katz works in the fashion industry. But unlike some of her peers, she has never, ever shown up for her 9 a.m. appointment in a strapless dress dripping with...
Economy in Danger of Stalling, Germany's Central Bank Warns
Germany's economy is slowing and will probably stagnate in 2013, the country's central bank said Friday, sharply cutting its growth forecast.The economy in Germany is slowing and will probably stagnate in 2013, the country's central bank said Friday,...
Egypt's Agony
President Mohamed Morsi should delay the vote on the draft constitution as a step toward resolving the nation's latest crisis.The revolution in Egypt is in danger of being lost in a spasm of violence, power grabs and bad judgments. The top aides to President Mohamed...
E.U. Panel to Pressure Google on Privacy Rules ; Data Protection Officials May Coordinate Action If Policies Aren't Changed
European data protection officials are drafting plans to censure Google over its online privacy policy if the company does not eventually meet regulators' demands to revise it.European data protection officials are drafting plans to censure Google over...
Fashion Icon Pushing for a Glitzy, If Polarizing, Palazzo Tower in Venice
Pierre Cardin is using his well-known name to push his latest venture: the Palais Lumiere, a glitzy, if polarizing, menagerie of private apartments, hotels, commercial spaces and even a fashion university.The elite of Venice gathered this past week to...
Fatal Fire Reveals Big Gap in Retailers' Oversight ; Firms Don't Always Know the Human Price That's Paid for Low-Cost Clothes
More than 100 workers died as a blaze tore through a Bangladeshi factory making clothes for Walmart, Sears and others. Were the U.S. companies unaware of the conditions? And, if so, why?The fire alarm shattered the monotony of the Tazreen Fashions factory....
Fiscal Talks Switch to One-on-One Format
House Speaker John A. Boehner asked to exclude other leaders, leaving it to him and President Barack Obama to reach an agreement.At the request of House Speaker John A. Boehner, Senate leaders and Representative Nancy Pelosi have been excluded from talks...
Focus on Human Role in Rising Philippines Toll ; Poor Planning, Mining and Logging May Have Worsened Storm's Floods
Poor planning, mining and logging may have worsened flooding from Typhoon Bopha, which has claimed more than 450 lives, left hundreds more missing and displaced hundreds of thousands.The death toll from the typhoon that tore through the southern Philippines...
For German Clubs, a Rapid Evolution in Champions League ; Bundesliga Teams Use Influx of Money and New Blood to Reach Elite Level
With the Bundesliga's three Champions League participants giving prominent performances in the tournament, speculation about their sudden rise has been rife.With the prominent performances of Germany's three Bundesliga participants in this season's UEFA...
Hamas Chief Makes First Visit to Gaza Strip ; Khaled Meshal's Trip Reflects Sweeping Changes since the Arab Spring
Khaled Meshal, whom the Israelis tried to assassinate in Jordan in 1997, made his first visit to Gaza on Friday as head of the political bureau of Hamas.Khaled Meshal, whom the Israelis tried to assassinate in Jordan in 1997, arrived for his first visit...
Higher Hopes for Greek Deal ; Participation by Banks in Debt Buyback Program Makes More Aid Likely
The buyback, which aims to trim about EUR 20 billion, or nearly $26 billion, from Greece's staggering EUR 323 billion debt, could be announced early next week.Greece moved a step closer to completing a complex debt- reduction deal Friday, when the country's...
How Cable Created Its Golden Age
Cable television has developed one of the most clever business models in the modern U.S. economy. But how long can it last?Three months ago, the television series "Breaking Bad" cut off its fifth season on a maddening cliffhanger. Just as the drug enforcement...
Jobless Rate in U.S. Falls to 4-Year Low
The strength of the labor report for November was all the more notable because many experts expected a muted jobs performance because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy.Shaking off the effects of Hurricane Sandy and the looming fiscal impasse in Washington,...
Netflix in Hot Water with Regulators over Facebook Post
Netflix said a message sent by its chief, Reed Hastings, might have violaterd a rule requiring a company to announce material information to all investors at the same time.Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, congratulated his team for a job...
N. Ireland Tension Welcomes Clinton ; 2 Bombs Are Discovered as Secretary of State Urges 'Peace and Reconciliation'
Two bombs are found on eve of secretary of state's visit, during which she urges continuation of "peace and reconciliation."Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Northern Ireland on Friday just after the discovery of two bombs that, while unconnected...
Opposing Both Sides in Syrian War ; Kurdish Militias Clash with Anti-Assad Forces as They Push for Autonomy
Slowly, inexorably, the Kurds have been dragged into the Syrian fighting and now have one goal in mind, their autonomy, which also means the balkanization of the state.In plain view of the patrons at an outdoor cafe here in this border town, the convoy...
Opposition Rejects Offer of Dialogue from Morsi ; Cairo Protests Continue as President Vows to Proceed with Referendum
So far many opposition leaders have said they would not join the dialogue proposed by President Mohamed Morsi, and instead have compared him to ousted former President Hosni Mubarak.CORRECTIONS APPENDED With the country's main political blocs...
Pampering the Well-Traveled Footwear ; Winging It with Style, Road Warriors Offer Tips for Packing Fancy Shoes
Wherever they pack them, business travelers tend to agree on one tip: Always use shoe bags.It is said that shoes make the man. But if you are an executive about to travel to London, Zurich and New York with only a carry- on, shoes make it hard to pack...
Pragmatism for Dutch on Gay Marriage
The steady expansion of rights for same-sex couples in the Netherlands reflects a broader societal shift, in which the Dutch have been quietly rearranging their family structures over the past decade.From where the two rights advocates sit, having tea...
Princess? Witch? Sidekick? Object? Star? ; Women's Roles on Film Mirror Their Times, and These Times Are Confused
Even though heroines were dominating the big screen this year, it's still too soon proclaim, on the basis of a handful of movies, that some kind of grand role reversal has taken place in Hollywood.Ordinarily, the unemployment of a film critic would be...
Republicans in Weak Spot in Tax Talks
Opinion polls suggest that most Americans will blame them, and not President Barack Obama, if negotiations to avert the "fiscal cliff" break down.In their book, "Getting to Yes," Roger Fisher and William Ury introduce what may be the most important concept...
Rising Rents Drive a Construction Boom in U.S
As part of a rush to capitalize on rising rents, fueled by the young setting out on their own, new apartment complexes in the United States are being built at the fastest pace since 2008.Houston is better known for urban sprawl than for dense apartment living....
Secrets of a Good Wine Glass ; Some Companies Stress the Science of Taste, but Others Keep It Simple
Some companies stress the science and complication of their wine glasses, while others say it is best to keep it simple and put as little as possible between the wine and the consumer.Wine glasses serve many purposes. Some look good on the shelf. Others...
Selective Justice for the Balkans
Convicting only Serbs for war crimes while others go free is neither just nor politically sensible.Too bad if you were a Serb victim of any crime in the former Yugoslavia. More Serbs were displaced -- ethnically cleansed -- by the wars in the Balkans...
Sudan Gets Stiff Challenge from within Its Ranks ; Government Is Hearing Grumbling from Young Islamists for Real Reform
A younger, pro-change segment of the governing party is demanding reform.When the Sudanese government announced late last month that it had disrupted a "plot of sabotage" and arrested 13 people, including senior members of the armed forces and national...
The Arab World through Artists' Eyes
The Arab World Institute in Paris is offering a show of contemporary Arab art featuring 40 artists from 16 countries for its 25th anniversary.Islamic art, however defined, is getting its due in Paris. The Louvre opened its lavish new Islamic galleries...
The Fine Print in Obama's Tax Plan ; Many Families That Make More Than $250,000 Would Not Pay Higher Rate
A large majority of families making up to $300,000 -- as well as hundreds of thousands of families with even greater incomes -- would not pay taxes at a higher marginal rate.President Barack Obama's insistence that marginal tax rates rise for families...
The Forgotten Millions
The "fiscal cliff" has everyone talking about a fiscal crisis. But what we Americans should be talking about is a very real job crisis.Let's get one thing straight: America is not facing a fiscal crisis. It is, however, still very much experiencing a...
The Gathering Cyberstorm
The threat of devastating cyberattacks grows by the day, yet we blithely ignore the reality of the dangers we face.If you read the newspapers on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, you would have been led to believe that Japan was poised to attack -- but in...
The Portrait of a Lady
I was on my way to discover what the world sees when it looks at me, and I was afraid."That's amazing! You're amazing!" "That's astonishing! You're astonishing!"For a day and a half, I had been rehearsing these phrases with the proper expression on my...
The Republican Glasnost
Speeches this past week by Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Paul Ryan were the faint beginnings of a Republican revival.Senator Marco Rubio won the Jack Kemp Foundation's Leadership Award earlier this week. In his speech accepting the award, he sketched...
The Travel Gear the Pros Love ; Smart Luggage Choices Let Fliers Zip from Boardroom to the Boarding Gate
Professional travelers go for a variety of bags, but the one thing they have in common is a love of the gear they tote.New York, London, Shanghai.Alan Marks, senior vice president of global communications at eBay, flew to each of those cities in the...
Under the Skin of Bernini's Angels ; A Groundbreaking Show Takes Step-by-Step Look at How the Master Worked
A groundbreaking show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes a step-by-step look at how the master worked.The obvious question was never asked until now. No one among the specialists diligently studying 17th-century Baroque art had thought of researching...
Unsparing Look at Chinese Famine
"Tombstone" by Yang Jisheng, a well-known veteran journalist, studies the worst famine in history and concludes that " the totalitarian system has reached its end."Tombstone. The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962. By Yang Jisheng. Translated by Stacy Mosher...
U.S. Military Shifts to Track Launching from North Korea
Warships equipped with advanced radar and other ballistic- missile defense systems are being relocated to monitor a potential rocket launching by North Korea.The commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific region said that warships equipped with...
Week of N.H.L. Talks Comes to Rancorous End ; Owners Say Demands by Players Stymied Deal as Settlement Was Near
Just as the three-month N.H.L. lockout appeared to be headed to a conclusion, the league rejected the players union's latest proposal.Donald Fehr, the executive director of the players union, had just finished a news conference in which he described...
When Push Comes to Shove on Iran
The goal of Tehran's nuclear drive is to make its theocracy an enormously dangerous target.Among the George W. Bush administration's not-finest hours, the detonation by North Korea of its first atomic device in October 2006 stands out.It occurred after...
Who Controls Your Online Self? ; 'Identity Management' Helps Consumers Take Charge of Internet Profiles
The nascent "'personal identity management" industry aims to help consumers manage their digital profiles and the information shared with advertisers and marketers."You are walking around naked on the Internet and you need some clothes," Michael Fertik...
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