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 June 26, 2013

2 Actors Overcome Their Film Personas ; Neither Daniel Radcliffe nor Kim Cattrall Plays It Safe in Their Stage Returns
Reviews of Tennessee Williams's "Sweet Bird of Youth," with Kim Cattrall, and Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan," with Daniel Radcliffe.The screen can be a mixed blessing for an actor, sending reputations soaring on the back of a celluloid...
2 Sides Claim Affirmative Action Victory ; Justices' Ruling Is Seen to Uphold Framework, or Presage Its Demise
Civil rights groups that favor race-conscious admissions cheered the ruling on Monday, while others saw it as hastening the end of racial preferences in schools across the nation.The Supreme Court's decision to send a thorny affirmative action case back...
A Checklist to Getting a Better Night's Rest ; Sleep Is Not a Luxury but Essential to a Healthier Lifestyle
Many people sleep poorly or not nearly long enough to achieve the full physical, emotional and cognitive benefits sleep can bestow.I regret that for most of my adult life, I treated sleep as more a luxury than a necessity. There was always something...
A Chinese Rush into U.S. Property ; Trickle of Investment Gives Way to Flood of Cash Hunting for Trophy Deals
What began with a few isolated purchases two years ago has become a hunt for trophy properties and billion-dollar deals.First, it was the Japanese. Money men from Tokyo flew into the United States to buy famous pieces of the American landscape, from Rockefeller...
ANA and AirAsia Dissolve Deal on Carrier ; but the Companies Agree All Nippon Can Purchase and Operate the Airline
The airlines said that ANA had agreed to buy out AirAsia's 33 percent stake in the venture. AirAsia Japan, and operate it as a wholly-owned subsidiary.CORRECTION APPENDED Malaysia's AirAsia and All Nippon Airways of Japan announced the dissolution...
A Netanyahu Trip Bolsters Settlers before Kerry Visit
Benjamin Netanyahu visited an elementary school in a Jewish settlement three days before the U.S. secretary of state, John Kerry, was scheduled to arrive to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Highlighting the obstacles to Washington's push to revive...
A Quest for Lost Aviation History ; New Evidence Suggests Frenchmen Might Have Been First across Atlantic
Bernard Decre has spent five years trying to find the plane that carried two French aviators trying an Atlantic crossing from east to west in 1927. He believes it crashed into the sea near Newfoundland.Two French aviators had done it, it seemed -- accomplished...
A Reduced Salary Cap Will Force Hard Choices
Both Boston and Chicago have succeeded since the N.H.L. implemented a cap, but both are certain to lose valuable pieces of their teams over the next few weeks.It is often called the salary cap world, and the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins have...
A Rekindling of War over Abortions
In what abortion rights defenders have labeled "a new war on women," the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has approved the most restrictive abortion bill in a decade.As the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved this month...
A Stampede from Bond Market, as Value of U.S. 10-Year Notes Falls 10%
Over the past two months, and particularly over the past two weeks, investors have been getting out of their bond investments with unexpected ferocity.Wall Street never thought it would be this bad.Over the past two months, and particularly over the...
Astros Give A.L. West an Edge in Wild Card Chase ; Division Rivals Can Fatten Their Records with Extra Games against Houston
The other four teams in the division get to play the woeful Houston Astros more often than other A.L. teams, so that should help the Rangers, Athletics, Mariners and Angels fatten up their records.One division's loss is another division's gain, at least...
As Woes Accumulate, Paris Blames Brussels ; Criticism by Barroso Prompts Furious Reaction on the Left and the Right
The president of the European Commission has become a symbol for the kind of Brussels-bashing that is feeding both far-left and far- right politics in France and elsewhere in Europe.The French budget deficit is rising, President Francois Hollande is...
Beijing Rejects U.S. Criticism on Leak Suspect ; Warning from Kerry about Diplomatic Rift Is Groundless, Ministry Says
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman called warnings about a diplomatic rift groundless, while others said China had acted in its best interests, and in the long-term interests of ties with the United States.China brushed aside Tuesday the Obama administration's...
Besides Murray, British Get a Ray of Tennis Hope ; Laura Robson Quiets the Local Hand-Wringing, Well, for at Least a Day
A young British player, Laura Robson, was able to quiet the hand- wringing over the local state of the game with a victory over a respected Russian.Going into Laura Robson's first-round match against 10th-seeded Maria Kirilenko on Tuesday, British tennis...
Big U.S. Contingent Is Whittled Down ; 9 American Women Played Wimbledon's First Day, but Only 2 Advanced
Nine American women were in action as Wimbledon opened Monday, but by the end of the day, only two advanced.The French Open, only a few weeks ago, was something of a coming- out party for the latest generation of American women. Fifteen were in the main...
Board of Club Med Endorses Improved Takeover Offer
The investors aiming to buy the resort operator want to take it private to expand its focus on Asia, especially its offerings for Chinese tourists, who have become the biggest spenders in global tourism.The biggest shareholders of Club Mediterranee,...
Briefly: Health
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.VACCINES Study shows it is good to get a flu shotThe flu vaccine is far from 100 percent effective, but researchers have calculated that over the past six years it has prevented millions of illnesses...
Chicago Completes a Year of Domination ; Blackhawks Rally to Win Stanley Cup after Setting Record in Regular Season
The Blackhawks were down, 2-1, with 76 seconds left, but they scored twice to beat the Boston Bruins, 3-2, for the N.H.L. championship.CORRECTION APPENDED The Chicago Blackhawks completed perhaps the most improbable Stanley Cup-clinching comeback...
Clashes in Lebanon Carry into 2nd Day ; Army Reports Deaths of at Least 12 in Fighting with Cleric's Supporters
The Lebanese Army reported the deaths of at least 12 soldiers in battles with the followers of a radical Sunni cleric.Tanks careened through this seaside city, gunfire crackled along near-deserted streets and thick smoke rose from the hilltop neighborhood...
Crackdown Offers Peek into Secretive Lending in China ; Central Bank Shines Light on Risky Lending in Effort Avert Crisis over Bad Debt
The People's Bank of China, the central bank, let the world know Monday that it was putting the nation's banks on notice: The loose money and the speculation they fed had to stop.China's hidden banking system is coming out of the shadows as the government...
Curtain's Up. What Are You Drinking? ; Interactive Theater Aims to Lure an Audience More Prone to Club- Hopping
Entrepreneurial producers are staging musicals that offer atmospherics and alcohol in hopes of attracting an audience more prone to club-hopping.A surly Russian prince wanders into the audience and snatches food from a diner's plate. Another character...
Czech Prime Minister Nominated ; President Picks Loyal Ally in Defiance of Departing Government's Preference
Defying the governing coalition's choice, President Milos Zeman nominated staunch loyalist Jiri Rusnok to replace Petr Necas, who resigned after a senior aide was charged with bribery and abuse of office.President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic on...
Echoes of the Cold War in Snowden Case ; Russia Denies Knowing Whereabouts of Security Contractor, Irritating U.S
Russia denied having any knowledge of the former N.S.A. employee, said to have arrived in Moscow, demonstrating that the country's old rivalry with the United States can be as fierce as ever.Looking to secure Russia's help on an array of issues, including Syria...
Emir of Qatar Will Hand Power to Son
Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani assured the country that his 33- year-old son was ready to rule, 18 years after he overthrew his own father in a bloodless coup to become emir.The emir of Qatar went on national television Tuesday to publicly confirm...
Far Away, but Not Forgotten by U.S. Investigators ; Long out of the News, Assange Remained Target for American Authorities
Because of pending investigations, the WikiLeaks founder and those around him are convinced that he is at risk of being extradited to the United States.CORRECTION APPENDED In June 2011, Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland's minister of the interior at...
For 2nd Straight Year, Early Summer Break for Nadal ; No.5 Seed Is Undone by Uncharacteristic Errors in Opening-Round Loss
In a shocker, Rafael Nadal was ousted from Wimbledon in the first round by a Belgian, Steve Darcis, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.Arms folded and lips pursed, Lukas Rosol stared at the television screen as Rafael Nadal lost on the fresh first-week grass...
Getting Men to Want to Use Condoms ; Gates Foundation Contest Aims to Develop a 'Next Generation' Prophylactic
A contest by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to develop a 'next generation' prophylactic.It takes just a peek at the online store Condomania to appreciate the variety of condoms out there. Flavors like island punch, banana split and bubble...
Hackers Hit Web Sites in North and South Korea ; Cyberattacks Occurred on 63rd Anniversary of the Start of Their Civil War
It remained unclear who the hackers were and whether the attacks on North and South Korea came from the same sources.Major government and news media Web sites in South and North Korea were shut down Tuesday after anonymous hackers claimed to have attacked...
High Court in U.S. Blocks Generic Drug Liability Suits
The decision further limits the legal avenues for people who take copies of brand-name drugs -- copies that now account for more than 80 percent of all U.S. prescriptions.The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that generic drug manufacturers cannot be sued...
Home Buyers in U.S. Ignore Rising Rates ; Increase in House Prices Makes Real Estate Appear to Be Good Investment
A key home price index showed a 12 percent gain in prices in 20 cities in the last year, the largest gain since early 2006, before the market collapse.Mortgage rates in the United States may be inching up, but they have not put a damper on the American...
Ich Bin ein Berliner
Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy recast the Cold War in an unforgettable speech in Berlin.The last of John F. Kennedy's extraordinary troika of speeches in June 1963 occurred on this day, 50 years ago.With each, he broke new ground. On June 10, at American University...
Immigration Bill Clears a Key Hurdle ; Procedural Vote Signals Passage in Senate, but Trouble Awaits in House
The Senate voted to prevent a filibuster of a bill to increase security along the nation's southern borders as part of a measure that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.The bipartisan push to overhaul U.S. immigration...
In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Pleasing Passengers, as Much as Turning a Profit
As Internet connectivity on passenger jets rolls out on increasingly sophisticated technology, customers expect it and airlines see revenue-generating opportunities beyond selling the basic connection.After many years of halting starts and hundreds of...
Japanese Conglomerate Rejects Shakeup of Board ; American Equity Firm Seeks 'Undue Influence,' Chief of Seibu Asserts
Seibu Holdings has been in a battle with the U.S. private equity giant that is its largest shareholder and wants it to improve corporate governance.Cerberus Capital Management, the American private equity giant embroiled in a public battle to revamp...
J.R.R. Tolkien Refashions an English Legend
An unfinished poem explores the tale of King Arthur.The Fall of Arthur. By J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. 233 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25; HarperCollins. Pounds 14.Even in its fragmentary and unfinished form -- about 40 pages...
Legitimacy of Park's Election Is Disputed in Seoul ; President's Party Refuels Claims against Rivals with 2007 Summit Transcript
After prosecutors announced that an election smear campaign was staged against President Park Geun-hye's rivals, a secret transcript of a summit meeting with North Korea has been released.Six months after their Dec. 19 presidential election and four months...
Mass Layoffs at Top-Flight U.S. Law Firm
The surprising move by Weil, Gotshal & Manges, one of the most prestigious and profitable law firms in the country, underscores the financial difficulties facing the legal profession.Layoffs are a brutal reality of corporate America. During fallow periods,...
Obama Sets Ambitious Climate Change Goals ; Plan to Curb Emissions from Power Plants Could Face Strong Resistance
The plan represents the most far-reaching effort by an American president to address what many experts consider to be the defining environmental and economic challenge of the 21st century.President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a sweeping plan to address...
Officials Meet to Seek Basis for Syria Talks ; U.S., Russia and U.N. Try to Find Common Ground to Bring Factions to Table
U.S., Russian and U.N. officials met in Geneva to discuss the possible timing of a conference, who would attend, and how to structure talks to give them the best chance of success.Senior U.S., Russian and U.N. officials resumed talks in Geneva on Tuesday...
Pick Up a Shared Car Nearby, Drop It off Wherever You Wish
More people are joining car-sharing organizations, which are responding by offering a wider range of services, like one-way rentals, that use GPS and smartphone apps for far more flexible car sharing.Marc Clemens, founder and chief executive of Sommelier...
Police Raids in 3 Countries Aim at Terrorism Suspects
Special police officers raided sites in Germany and Belgium after what the German authorities said was a tip to a plot to stage terrorist attacks involving explosives and remote-controlled model airplanes.Scores of special police officers raided at least...
President Offers Revamp for Brazil ; Political Overhaul, Attack on Graft and Better Transit Suggested after Protests
In detailing her plans on Monday, Dilma Rousseff seemed to be aiming for a relatively accommodating response to the protests in the nation.President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has proposed a series of bold changes to the country's political system, including...
Private Club Hotels, Where the Elite Meet to Sleep
Overnight guests are drawn to a club's central location and reasonable rates and are not put off by restrictions and furnishings that may be outdated.Many members of private and university clubs join for the gym, the dining rooms and the people they...
Putin Heightens Tension over Snowden
The Russian leader offered no new information about where the former U.S. security contractor might be headed from the transit area, but he said Mr. Snowden had broken no Russian laws.President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia offered the first direct confirmation...
Rivals Oppose Proposed Google Concessions on Displaying Search Results ; Search Giant's Rivals Fault Proposed Antitrust Deal as Lacking Fairness
The companies are concerned that Google's proposals to settle an antitrust case would enhance, rather than diminish, Google's reach in Europe.A group of technology and media companies on Tuesday ratcheted up pressure on the European antitrust authorities...
Saga of the Runaway Panda Holds Washington in Thrall
Rusty the red panda, who disappeared from the National Zoo, hijacked the news cycle in the U.S. capital on Monday.There was an important U.S. Supreme Court ruling early in the day. An international fugitive was possibly on a flight from Moscow to Cuba....
Saying It All by Not Mentioning Soccer
President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil did not say the words "soccer" or "Olympics" in talking about how to address recent protests, but there is little doubt that sports play a role in the unrest.When President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil addressed governors...
Slim and Sporty
It was a small step for mankind but a stride forward for Giorgio Armani, as the maestro of Milan slimmed down his iconic silhouette.It was a small step for mankind - but a stride forward for Giorgio Armani, as the maestro of Milan slimmed down his iconic silhouette.An...
Speed of Ascent
The U.S. Supreme Court sends a signal that the era of race-based affirmative action in America is waning.The U.S. Supreme Court didn't exactly shock the world on Monday. But, by imposing stricter standards on how courts review affirmative action plans,...
Staging of 'Peter Grimes' on the Beach Pays Tribute to Britten at 100 ; Aldeburgh Festival Sheds New Perspectives on Composer's Famous Opera
This being Benjamin Britten's centennial year, the Aldeburgh Festival put on a spectacular tribute to the composer with a major production of "Peter Grimes" -- his most popular opera.Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" is a classic tale of an outsider...
Stock Program for Greek Banks May Be Windfall for Executives
Greek bank executives who take part in a plan to recapitalize lenders will also get access to free shares and a potential financial windfall.Even as European taxpayers grimace at the escalating cost of bailing out Greece's banking system, the banks'...
Taliban Attack Heart of Afghan Government ; Fighters Set off Car Bomb and Provoke Gun Battle near Presidential Palace
Just days after opening an office in Doha, Qatar, ostensibly for starting peace talks, the Taliban took responsibility for an attack near the presidential palace.At least four suicide bombers launched a daring and sophisticated attack on the heart of...
The Clues in the Cycle of Suicide ; Scientists Try to Explain Why More People Kill Themselves in Spring
Contrary to popular belief, suicide rates tend to increase in spring, not winter, and scientists are looking at a possible link to inflammation.On average, about 700 Americans kill themselves each week -- but in the fine-weather weeks of May and June,...
The Decline and Fall of the English Major
There is a new vocational emphasis in the way students and their parents think about what to study in college.In the past few years, I've taught nonfiction writing to undergraduates and graduate students at Harvard, Yale, Bard, Pomona, Sarah Lawrence...
Turkey Undermines Its Bid to Join the E.U
Erdogan is harming the country's chance for membership with an undemocratic crackdown on antigovernment protests.For 26 years, Turkey has been angling for membership in the European Union, only to see its bid thwarted. Now, with the union on the verge...
U.S. Justices Invalidate Crucial Part of Voting Law ; Top Court Says Congress Failed to Justify Need for Anti- Discrimination Rule
The Supreme Court struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, ruling in a 5-to-4 vote that Congress had not provided adequate justification for subjecting nine states federal oversight.The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively struck down...
U.S. Sets Up for Legal Battle with Wall St. Titan
In a rare move against a Wall Street executive, the agency has informed Jon Corzine's lawyers that it aims to file the civil case without offering him the opportunity to settle.Federal regulators are poised to sue Jon S. Corzine over the collapse of...
U.S. Softens Its Approach as Russia Bristles ; Foreign Minister Defends Stance; Putin Confirms Fugitive Is Still at Airport
The foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, rejected claims his country was conspiring to violate U.S. law by harboring Mr. Snowden, while President Vladimir V. Putin confirmed the fugitive was at the airport.The Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov,...
Very Mixed Day for Google in E.U. ; Legal Expert Rejects Spanish Claim of Digital 'Right to Be Forgotten'
An expert opinion requested by the European Court of Justice said that a wish to eliminate embarrassing information is not reason enough to make Google remove public records from its search results.In a victory for Google, the European Union's highest...
What Happened to Europe?
In the eyes of skeptics, the euro is much more than just a coin - it's a metaphor for loss of sovereignty and for German domination.It all looked like a pretty good idea in 1951: A world war had come to an end only six years earlier and a cold one followed...
When Fed Talks, Is It Oversharing?
Ever snce the financial crisis, with calls for more transparency, the Federal Reserve chairman has held news conferences and provided details and timelines for its policies. But some call that a mistake.Is Ben S. Bernanke being too chatty?That is the...
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