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 19, 2012

A Crisis That Keeps Getting Worse ; after Hurricane Sandy, Haiti Is Facing Its Biggest Blow to Reconstruction
Three weeks after the hurricane's deluge, Haiti, still struggling to recover from the earthquake in January 2010, is facing its biggest blow to reconstruction and slipping deeper into crisis.A woman who lost just about everything now gives her children coffee...
A Diplomat's Rise Hits Turbulence ; Comments on Benghazi Haunt a Contender to Be Next Secretary of State
Now that Susan E. Rice appears poised to claim the job as the next secretary of state, this self-confident diplomat finds herself in the middle of a bitter feud in which she is largely a bystander.Susan E. Rice was playing stand-in on the morning of...
An Awkward Leadership Transition
The publisher mishandled the change of editors from the start.At 11:45 a.m. last Tuesday, the newsroom staff of The Washington Post was summoned on short notice to the fifth floor of its building to hear something they already knew -- that Marcus Brauchli...
A Phony Hero for a Phony War
No matter how good General Petraeus looked, we failed to conquer the countries we invaded.Fastidiousness is never a good sign in a general officer. Though strutting military peacocks go back to Alexander's time, our first was Douglas MacArthur, who seemed...
A Quest for App Glory in Which Struggle Outpaces Success
Despite the rumors of hordes of hip programmers starting million- dollar businesses from their kitchen tables, only a small minority of developers actually make a living by creating their own apps.Shawn and Stephanie Grimes spent much of the past two...
Bal K. Thackeray, Indian Rightist
Mr. Thackeray was a newspaper cartoonist who became a powerful influence in Mumbai by stoking the grievances of the native population and Hindus against outsiders.Bal K. Thackeray, a newspaper cartoonist who became a powerful influence in this city by...
Battle Lines Are Drawn in War over a Club ; Purists Want Long Putters Banned, but Pragmatists Embrace Their Benefits
Victories with long putters by Ernie Els at the British Open and Guan Tianlang, 14, at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship have fueled debate over a possible ban.A golfer in his 40s and another in his teens qualified for the Masters 105 days apart,...
Both U.S. and China to Name Trade Envoys ; Results for Bilateral Talks Are Now Unpredictable after Surprise by Beijing
Cheng Demin, who has led China's policy on trade negotiations as commerce minister, failed to win a seat on the Central Committee and will be replaced. The U.S. will also appoint a new trade team.The rare congruence of the U.S. and Chinese political...
British Intellectuals Unite in Tuition Crisis ; New Council Is Concerned about Higher Costs and Less Access at Universities
The new Council for the Defense of British Universities is concerned that rising costs are changing how British higher education is accessed.About 100 intellectuals, academics and supporters recently attended the founding of the Council for the Defense...
Buying a Chance to Make the Sale ; Automated Auctions Help Marketers Channel Their Web Ads to Customers
Rubicon, a relatively unknown company, is often at the center of automatic bids by marketers to get their advertisements onto the sites people visit.You're sold in seconds. No, wait: Make that milliseconds. The odds are that access to you -- or at least...
Characters Seeking Love and Redemption across the Chasm of Class
Tessa Hadley's short story collection, "Married Love," builds upon the fragile terrain where lovers of different classes find romance and disaster in equal measure.Married Love: And Other Stories. By Tessa Hadley. 203 pages. Harper Perennial, $14.99;...
Chief of Winter Olympics Keeps Success in Mind
Dmitry Chernyshenko has returned to his hometown as the president and chief executive of the Sochi 2014 organizing committee.Sochi, a Black Sea resort city in the southwest corner of Russia, is preparing for the Olympics in February 2014. Dmitry Chernyshenko has...
Connections Are Crucial to Climb China Power Ladder ; Party Leadership Shuffle Produces Meritocracy of Mediocrity, Critics Say
Critics, including some Communist Party insiders, say the process for choosing leaders promotes people good at grooming connections rather than those best suited for governing.To a degree, the new leaders of China named just days ago have backgrounds...
Corruption Gets a Bad Name ; Analysts Search for Clues as More Scandals Come into the Open in Russia
Mushrooming scandals are unusual in Russia, given past reluctance to prosecute high-level officials, but as more pop up, some are wondering what has changed.Ripples of scandal are spreading in Russia's Far East, where, auditors say, the equivalent of...
England Digs Itself into World Cup Hole
England lost, 20-14, to Australia on Saturday, dealing the hosts of the next World Cup a crucial blow in their effort to climb into the top four in the world rankings.Some defeats are forgotten after a few weeks. England's 20-14 loss at home to Australia...
Europeans Assert U.S. Firms Pay Too Little in Taxes ; Companies like Google and Amazon Find Ways to Profit Where Rates Are Low
U.S. companies that pay little in taxes overseas have become targets as European governments seek to close gaping holes in their budgets.Google reported sales of more than $4 billion in Britain last year. It paid less than $10 million in taxes. Some...
Europe's New Fascists
Far-right ultranationalist groups are exploiting old enmities and new fears across Europe, inflaming xenophobia and violence against immigrants and minorities.One evening in September 2011, Ali Rahimi, a 27-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, was hanging...
Executive Courses Turn to Niche Areas ; Working Professionals Return to Classrooms with More Than Business Aims
In the past decade, graduate schools in arenas outside business have begun developing executive education courses, particularly in niche areas like international relations and public affairs.Business schools have long offered executive education programs for...
Flattened Learning Curve Smooths Road for Rookies' Success
Led by a handful of well-prepared quarterbacks, rookies are having an unexpected impact in the N.F.L. this season.When Russell Wilson was a student at North Carolina State University and the University of Wisconsin, he routinely packed 18 credits into...
Foreign Aid Donors Rethink Their Giving
Britain has announced plans to stop giving monetary assistance to India by 2015, and it may be just the first in a full-scale pullback of aid to faster-growing developing nations, some aid professionals believe.Britain's decision to stop giving development...
Hacking General Petraeus
Why is David Petraeus's private life the business of the F.B.I. anyway?This is not going to end well for the F.B.I.We are now entering the second phase of the David Petraeus scandal. The first phase began on Nov. 9 when Petraeus revealed that he had...
Heavy Civilian Toll from Israeli Strikes ; Pressure for Cease-Fire Grows; Netanyahu Says Broader Attack Is Possible
Israeli forces killed at least 11 people, including several children, in a single airstrike that destroyed a home in Gaza City on Sunday as the United States and other countries pushed to end the violence.Israeli forces killed at least 11 people, including...
Hiding Skeletons in Your Digital Closet ; Some Elementary Tips for Keeping Your E-Mail Safe from Prying Eyes
There are ways to prevent others from following your trail so you won't have the F.B.I. reading your e-mail. But one mistake, and it's all over.If David H. Petraeus could not keep his affair from prying eyes as director of the Central Intelligence Agency,...
Historic Ties Invoked by Spain in Bid for Investors
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy used a weekend summit meeting to try to persuade Latin American leaders to invest more in his recession- hit country.Starting in the late 1990s, Spanish companies began a drive into Latin America that resulted in their takeover...
Husband's Rise Dims Star Power of China's Next First Lady
The image of China's most enduring pop-folk icon, Peng Liyuan, has been made over since Xi Jinping was set on the path to being party secretary.Peng Liyuan, China's most enduring pop-folk icon, is beloved for her glass-cracking soprano and her ability...
Impasse Likely at E.U. Budget Talks ; with Britain Expected to Block New Spending, Diplomats Are Pessimistic
Most diplomats entering talks over the European Union's next seven-year budget expect them to fail, in part because Britain is unlikely to go along with any spending increase.The last time European Union leaders met to haggle over their seven-year budget,...
Investors Fight to Have Voice on Pay
Shareholders can get angry, but they can rarely get even. One big investor, the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System, wants to change that.Shareholders get little say on executive pay. Yes, they can get angry. But they can rarely get...
Israel Aims at Hamas's Lines of Supply ; Killing of Commander Was Part of Effort to Cut Flow of Rockets from Iran
The offensive now under way is in large part aimed at eliminating a sophisticated production and smuggling operation in Gaza that includes rockets capable of reaching Tel Aviv.When Israel assassinated the top Hamas military commander in Gaza last week,...
Israelis Claim Wide Success in Countering Gaza Rockets
Experts say that Iron Dome has saved many lives, protected property and is proving to be a strategic game-changer.One of the abiding images of Amir Peretz, the former Israeli defense minister, was a photograph of him peering at a military drill with...
Is Rice Cooked?
Why can't women named Rice, yearning to be secretary of state, stop spinning?Our Rice is better than your Rice.That's the argument Democrats are aggressively making against Republicans.And it's true. Condi Rice sold her soul. Susan Rice merely rented hers...
Learning to Tackle Tough Conversations
Seth Besmertnik is co-founder and chief executive of Conductor, a provider of search engine optimization technology.Seth Besmertnik is co-founder and chief executive of Conductor, a provider of search engine optimization technology.Q. Tell me about...
Myanmar Visit Offers Look at Obama's Roots ; Kenyan Grandfather of U.S. Leader Shaped by His Time in the Country
President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, spent part of World War II in what was then called Burma.When President Barack Obama lands in Yangon on Monday, he will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country now known...
New York to Demolish Many Homes Hit by Storm
An assessment of the coast ravaged by Hurricane Sandy revealed that many structures were so damaged they posed a danger to public safety and other buildings nearby.New York is moving to demolish hundreds of homes in the neighborhoods hit hardest by Hurricane...
Obama Goes to Asia
Security is important, but the president must also address human rights on stops in Southeast Asia.President Obama began a trip to Asia on Saturday that will show his commitment to having the United States engage more intensely with countries there....
Obama Visit Showcases Asia Shift ; First Post-Election Trip to Highlight New Focus Is Partly Shrouded by Gaza
As the president began the first foreign visit of his second term, the death toll rose in the Gaza Strip, underscoring the challenges in shifting the U.S. focus from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region.President Barack Obama on Sunday opened a...
Pakistan Urged to Free More Taliban Prisoners ; Release of Major Figures Expected to Bolster Peace Talks in Afghanistan
Many of at least a dozen Afghan Taliban prisoners being released by Pakistan are significant figures, according to officials on all sides.Many of at least a dozen Afghan Taliban prisoners being released by Pakistan are significant figures, according...
Qatari Spearheads Effort to Educate 61 Million Children
Sheika Moza bint Nasser, wife of the emir of Qatar, created the Educate a Child initiative, which has partnerships with five global development organizations.Sheika Moza bint Nasser, wife of the emir of Qatar, has created a program that seeks to educate...
Seeking Permanent Benefits from Drilling Boom
Lycoming County in northern Pennsylvania is trying toavoid the bust that all too often follows big energy bonanzas.The flames started slowly, emerging from the top of oil field equipment, and then quickly grew to a roar.This was not an emergency, though...
Stanford Deflates Oregon's Title Hopes
Stanford's 17-14 upset of No. 1 Oregon helped it wrangle control of the Pac-12 North Division and severely diminished the possibility that the Ducks would win a national or even a conference title.There went Stanford onto the field at Autzen Stadium,...
Students Pitch in during Musical Marathon ; Instant Feedback Adds Twist to Campus Project to Create 24 Songs in Day
The British musician Peter Moser led Hong Kong University students in an experiment in which a song was composed every hour, for his "24 Hours in a Tower" project.Peter Moser was approaching his 24th hour stationed at the University of Hong Kong's new...
Syria Criticizes 3 Countries for Recognizing Opposition
The information minister accused France, Turkey and Qatar of "terrorism" by extending diplomatic recognition to the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.Senior Syrian officials on Sunday lashed out at foreign governments that...
Tablet Choices Can Boggle the Mind ; A Market Once Cornered by Apple Has Evolved into a Multisided Slugfest
With gift-giving season approaching, the choices are dizzying. What's a shopper to do?Holiday shoppers with a tablet computer on their gift list this year might be forgiven for feeling a little panicked. Look at the tablets available online or at a consumer...
The Prayer of an Unconventional Family
I wanted church-going parents. Instead, books and wine were our grace.CORRECTION APPENDED Thank you, God, or whatever you call yourself, if you are really there at all, and if you have a nice sense of humor (on which I am banking), for the family...
Tools to Keep Connected in a Crisis
Hurricane Sandy led many people to focus on building apps and services to help both volunteers and victims.Like many other New Yorkers horrified by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, I leapt at the chance to volunteer and get the city back on its feet....
Trial Puts Afghan Financial Credibility to Test
The scandal at the bank, the largest private financial institution in Afghanistan, has laid bare the crony capitalism and corruption that has thrived in the country in the past decade.A major step toward resolving the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars...
Tribal Conflict in London, Incited by a Kick
Arsenal defeated Tottenham, 5-2, on Saturday, in a match typical of the 125-year-old rivalry, with high emotions and even higher kicks.A man lies injured. His opponent stands over him claiming he meant no harm. The referee advances as teammates of the...
TV Shows Channel the Movies with Opening Titles ; Sometimes the Credits Prove to Be Just as Gripping as the Programs
Many television shows are commissioning ingeniously designed title sequences to grab the attention of viewers.It started with Tony Soprano. To be specific, it started when James Gandolfini, the actor who played him, was filmed driving a Chevy Suburban...
U.S. Sees the Limits of Its Mideast Plan ; Obama under Pressure to Shift Policy Approach toward More Intervention
In his own party, there are rumblings that President Barack Obama should intervene more directly in Syria and renew efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.The eruptions in the Middle East have posed perhaps the severest, most direct test yet...
U.S. Warns Georgia over Political Trials
Politically motivated prosecutions would jeopardize Georgia's chances of becoming a member of NATO, U.S. officials have warned the new prime minister.Concerned that an acrimonious political transition in Georgia could turn into a wave of political reprisals,...
Why Philip Roth Decided to Retire His Pen (in 2010)
Philip Roth, considered by many to be among the great American novelists, talked about his decision to retire from writing.On the computer in Philip Roth's Manhattan apartment these days is a Post-it note that reads, "The struggle with writing is over." It's...
With Robots, Surgeons May Need Just One Cut
New robotic surgery systems allow surgical tools and cameras to enter through a single incision, rather than the multiple incisions required for current laparascopic systems.Surgeons once made incisions large enough to get to a gallbladder or other organs...
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