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 19, 2013

$75 Million in U.S. Aid for Kabul Is Ordered Held ; Senate Republican Calls for Explanation of C.I.A. Cash Payments to Karzai
Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, said Monday he wanted "sufficient assurances" that the bags of cash being delivered to the Afghan president by the C.I.A. were not fueling corruption.President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan may still be getting...
After Losses, Syrian Rebels Use Suicide Bombers ; Reports Say 60 Soldiers Died in Explosion a Day after a Car Bomb Killed 20
The bombings reflected efforts by some rebel contingents to counter a series of advances by government forces that have emboldened President Bashar al-Assad of Syria in recent weeks.Seeking to regain lost momentum, Syrian rebels mounted what appeared...
All Eyes Are Focused on Rainy Skies at Champions Trophy
Rain is forecast over the next week in England, and that could shorten, or even wipe out, the semifinals and final of the cricket tournament.Britain's notoriously fickle weather looms over the playoff stages of the Champions Trophy and threatens an anticlimactic conclusion.Three...
An Early Rumble of History ; 1953 East German Strike Was Precursor to Larger Anti-Soviet Uprisings
A strike 60 years ago by more than a million East Germans was swiftly put down, but it planted the seed for later, larger uprisings.The German president recalls it as an electrifying moment. One of Berlin's most resplendent avenues is named simply the...
Apple Trial Examines E-Mail by Steve Jobs ; Executive Says Message Does Not Indicate Firm Colluded with Publishers
A senior vice president at Apple denied the U.S. government's charges that the company was working with e-book publishers to raise prices.Just days after Apple introduced the iPad and opened an e- bookstore, the biggest player in the e-book market, Amazon.com, changed...
A Prodigy Who Took Slow Path to Victory ; in 15 Years as a Pro, Rose Paid His Dues before He Won His First Major
Justin Rose said his winning his first major wasn't the result of a great leap, but instead was the result of a steady increase in his play and confidence.There was not much Merion Golf Club could do to rattle Justin Rose after what he went through in...
A Promising Moment Comes to Tehran
Hassan Rowhani vows greater openness on the nuclear issue. Obama must respond with creative diplomatic engagement.The election of Hassan Rowhani as Iran's next president creates an opportunity to move forward on a negotiated agreement to stop Tehran's...
A Quarrel as Trade Talks with U.S. Are Set ; France Takes Offense at Criticism by President of European Commission
As European leaders and President Barack Obama inaugurated trans- Atlantic trade negotiations, France bristled over criticism by the president of the European Commission.E.U. leaders and President Barack Obama have announced the start of negotiations...
At Odds over Anne Frank ; Bitter Lawsuit Exposes Struggle over How to Preserve Her Legacy
A lawsuit has exposed a struggle between two organizations with diverging ideas of how to preserve the young diarist's legacy.In a letter to her grandmother in 1940, composed before she went into hiding here, 11-year-old Annelies Frank recorded a detail...
Bank Overhaul Urged in U.K. ; Parliamentary Panel Backs Criminal Charges for Lender Failures in Future
A British parliamentary commission recommends making it a criminal offense to recklessly mismanage financial institutions.British lawmakers are calling for criminal prosecutions of senior bankers who cause the collapse of financial institutions in the future,...
Beyond the Brain
Advances in neuroscience promise many things, but they will never explain everything.It's a pattern as old as time. Somebody makes an important scientific breakthrough, which explains a piece of the world. But then people get caught up in the excitement...
Boeing Books Big Orders for Stretched Dreamliner
The announcement, made at the Paris Air Show, gives the American plane maker orders for the new Dreamliner worth more than $29 billion at list prices.Boeing said Tuesday that it had formally committed to building a stretched version of its flagship 787...
Brazil's Streets Roar to Life as Mass Protests Spread ; Grievance over Bus Fares Grows into Wider Push against Social Inequality
What started as a complaint against a small increase in bus fares has broadened into a movement that voices discontent with the cost of living, social inequality and police aggression.Political leaders here in Brazil's largest city braced for yet another...
Briefly: Health
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.AIDS Testing all 800 million Indians is seen as cost-effectiveDespite India's enormous population, it would be cost-effective to fight its growing AIDS epidemic by testing all 800 million sexually...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY Children of Medicis suffered from rickets, bones showThe rich are different from you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote. But according to a new study in the International...
British Fraud Office to Add Bite to Its Bark
David Green, the director of the Serious Fraud Office, plans to revive confidence in the office with one of the biggest cases the organization has ever taken on: the investigation into the rigging of Libor.David Green, the director of the Serious Fraud...
Cautious Hope as E.U. Car Sales Hit 20-Year Low
Five years after the financial crisis arrived, European households remain extremely reluctant about big purchases like automobiles.European car sales tumbled again in May, reaching their lowest level in 20 years, manufacturers' data showed Tuesday, but...
China Elite Pay to Keep Indiscretion under Wraps ; Guilty or Not, Officials Are a Popular Target in Blackmail Schemes
Business is booming for Chinese extortionists as they target or fabricate misbehavior of political, bureaucratic and business figures.The photograph usually arrives as an e-mail attachment or the old- fashioned way, in an envelope with no return address.It...
Deloitte to Pay Fine for Faulty Oversight
Deloitte was censured for its work for Standard Chartered, a British bank accused of illicitly transferring billions of dollars on behalf of Iran.Deloitte has agreed to a $10 million fine and a one-year ban from advising banks chartered in New York State...
Despite Risk, Republicans Renew Fight over Abortion ; House Bill Would Impose Earlier Time Limit and Could Alienate Voters
Many Republicans in Washington and in state capitals seem eager to reopen the emotional fight over a woman's right to end a pregnancy, despite the risk of alienating voters.After Republicans lost the presidential election and seats in the House and the...
Discord over Halos and Crosses in a More Secular Europe
The National Bank of Slovakia's plan to issue commemorative euros bearing halos and crosses met with opposition from France, Greece and other members of the European Union.CORRECTION APPENDED Stanislav Zvolensky, the Roman Catholic archbishop...
Discreet Ways to Take Down a Skyscraper ; Japanese Techniques Include Dismantling Towers Floor by Floor
In Tokyo, a cheek-by-jowl city with many outdated high-rises and tough recycling and environmental restrictions, Japanese companies are perfecting stealth demolition.There are many ways to demolish a building, and some of them are spectacular: blowing...
Elite Units in U.S. Military to Be Opened Up to Women
The branches of service are preparing to integrate women into physically hazardous combat positions like the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers, senior defense officials said this week.Women will be permitted to serve in the most intense and physically...
Europe Facing a Risky Future ; Utilities Are Spending Less on Aging Power Plants and New Infrastructure
Europe could be headed for a damaging power shortage as competition from green energy and weak demand mean few companies want to invest in infrastructure.On the outskirts of Scunthorpe in northern England, workers at the large power station known as...
Expressing the Pain in Many Hearts
The artists at Zajia Lab in Beijing used their second annual "Bald Girls" feminist art show to highlight the problem of sexual violence against women and girls.Unkind things were happening in the Temple of Magnificent Kindness on Tofu Pond Lane, a former...
For Richest in World, a New Nemesis
Adrian Barrie Smith, a British recruiter who supplies domestic help to some of the wealthiest families in the world, has filed a slew of lawsuits against his former clients, threatening to expose their "secrets."CORRECTION APPENDED Wall Street's...
Fraud Office Adds Bite to Its Bark ; Director Hopes to Restore British Agency's Stature with Rate- Rigging Inquiry
David Green, the director of Britain's Serious Fraud Office, plans to revive the agency's reputation with a criminal investigation into the Libor rigging scandal.David Green, the director of Britain's Serious Fraud Office, is in a combative mood.On the...
G-8 Leaders Come Together on Syria ; but Declaration and Plan for Peace Talks Leave Putin in Stark Isolation
Leaders of the Group of 8 issued a collective statement on Tuesday about the conflict in Syria, averting a clash with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia by avoiding mention of the most contentious issues.Leaders of the Group of 8 issued a collective...
G-8 Meeting Ends with Cordial Stalemate ; Leaders Avoid Clashing with Putin over Syria and Tread Lightly on Economy
On the issue that dominated the talks of the Group of 8, Syria, the leaders averted a clash with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia by avoiding mention of the most contentious matters that divide him and them.The United States and leaders of other...
General Ties Safety to Surveillance ; N.S.A. Chief Tells Panel of Foiled Terrorist Plots but Emphasizes Secrecy
The head of the National Security Agency said Tuesday that U.S. surveillance had helped prevent "potential terrorist events over 50 times since 9/11," but that a vast majority must remain secret.Gen. Keith B. Alexander, who heads the National Security...
Harnessing the Net to Power a Green Revolution ; Web Apps and Software to Lower Consumption Are Seen as a Growing Market
A new generation of entrepreneurs is finding innovative ways of using information technology to make everyday life more efficient.At the intersection of clean power and information technology, a new breed of digital start-ups is harnessing the power...
Hungarian Charged with Nazi-Era War Crimes ; Suspect, 98, Is Accused of Assisting in 'Executions and Tortures' of Jews
The suspect, Laszlo Csatary, 98, has topped the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted Nazi-era war criminals for years.Prosecutors in Budapest filed war crimes charges on Tuesday against a 98-year-old Hungarian, accusing him of regularly beating Jewish...
Inflation Starts to Lose Its Stigma
A heretical thought is gaining traction among experts: U.S. economic policy should be aiming for a significantly higher inflation rate.I was in Brazil in the early 1990s, when annual inflation topped 2,000 percent and Brazilians spent their entire paycheck...
In Forgotten Desert Landfill, Uncovering the 'Holy Grail' of Video Games
An Alamagordo, New Mexico, landfill may be the final resting place for the video game E.T., which has gained a retro cachet despite being regarded as one of the worst video games ever made.You are the world's greatest video game maker, but suddenly you find...
In Iran, Hints of Hope and Change
The supreme leader still rules, but Hassan Rowhani's victory could offer opportunities for Iranians, and the world.Iranians went to the polls on Friday in what turned out to be -- against all expectations -- a peaceful, if not entirely fair, presidential...
In Istanbul, a Calm Hand Guides Galatasaray
Unal Aysal is doing his best to lead the venerable sports club in Istanbul back to financial health, and back into European contention.Taksim Square bore the scars and the smells of the riot police clashing with protestors the night before. But on the...
In Trying to Revive Mideast Peace Talks, Kerry Finds a Conflicted Israel
With the U.S. secretary of state planning another visit to Israel, a dissonance exists in Israeli public opinion, where a strong majority supports two states, but only along lines the Palestinians have rejected.The intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
Largest Dairy in China to Buy Formula Maker
China Mengniu Dairy said it would offer to acquire Yashili International, one of the country's leading makers of infant milk formula and baby food, in a deal worth 12.45 billion Hong Kong dollars.China's biggest dairy producer placed a $1.6 billion wager...
Liberty Bids for German Cable Firm
John C. Malone's Liberty Global has muscled in on Vodafone's takeover bid for Kabel Deutschland. Any deal would probably exceed $10 billion.John C. Malone is picking a fight with Vodafone in Europe.Less than a week after Vodafone of Britain said it had...
Managing the Turmoil of Travel
Tourists may be largely on their own when volcanoes or civil unrest disrupt their trips. Business travelers, though, often have back-office backup.No place is without international travelers, so the routine at global travel security and emergency response...
Market Shift Uncouples Gas from Oil ; as New Sources Emerge and Competition Grows, Indexed System Is Eroded
Unlike oil, which is a globally traded commodity, gas is priced depending on location and the particular arrangement under which it is sold.Last month, Mitsui and Mitsubishi, of Japan, and GDF Suez of France said they would join with Sempra Energy, based...
More Privacy Data, but Little Clarity ; Apple and Yahoo Join List of Firms Detailing Number of Requests from U.S
Apple and Yahoo joined the list of companies that have disclosed information about government surveillance, but many questions remain unanswered.Technology companies, the custodians of reams of personal data from hundreds of millions of people around...
Obama Returns to a Berlin More Weary and Disenchanted
Almost five years after visiting Berlin during his first presidential election campaign Barack Obama will find a city that has undergone "a brutal sobering up" in his regard."He" was a topic of much speculation on a sweltering Tuesday in Berlin -- when...
Plane Tests Solar Advances, and Endurance of Pilots
The designers of the Solar Impulse airplane are focusing on the weak spot in their cutting-edge technological effort: human frailty.Nearing the end of a cross-continent flight powered by solar electricity, the designers of the Solar Impulse airplane...
Put the Spies Back under One Roof
The outsourcing of intelligence work breeds corruption and destroys accountability.The revelation that Edward J. Snowden, a contractor at Booz Allen Hamilton, was responsible for the biggest leak in the history of the National Security Agency has sparked...
Rebuilding in Boston May Include Trading Coach ; Celtics and Clippers Discuss Deal to Send Rivers to Los Angeles
The two teams, which have a strange history of transactions, are discussing a deal that would send Coach Doc Rivers and forward Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles.They once traded franchises. They took months to formalize what should have been a simple deal...
Rossini's Dark Side Emerges ; Composer's Tragic Opera 'Maometto Secondo' Gets Its First British Staging
Italian composer's tragic opera "Maometto Secondo" gets its first British staging."Why isn't this opera done more?" is the question on everyone's lips at Garsington Opera, the summer company idyllically situated on an estate northwest of London that...
Ruling Ends Deals to Block Generic Drugs ; Companies Can't Pay Rivals to Keep Cheaper Versions off the Market
The Supreme Court ruled that brand-name drug makers could face antitrust charges for paying generic rivals to keep cheaper copies of a drug off the market.Pharmaceutical companies that pay rivals to keep less-expensive generic versions of best-selling...
Scores Arrested in Turkish Raids ; Government Deploys Anti-Terrorism Units as Erdogan Hardens Stance
Turkish anti-terrorism units arrested dozens of people in several cities early Tuesday as part of an intensifying crackdown against anti-government protests that have persisted for weeks.Turkish anti-terrorism units arrested dozens of people in several cities...
Suicide Blast Kills Dozens at a Mosque in Baghdad
Two attackers shot and killed three guards at a Shiite mosque in the Qahira neighborhood in northern Baghdad and then blew themselves up, killing 34 worshippers and wounding 57, the police said.Suicide bombers killed 37 people at a Shiite mosque in the...
Taliban Say They Are Willing to Talk ; Insurgent Group Opens Office in Qatar, Signaling Possible End to Impasse
The insurgent group opened an office in Qatar. American and Afghan officials said they would meet with the group within days. Peace efforts have been at an impasse for nearly 18 months.A potential breakthrough in the effort to open Afghan peace negotiations...
The Art of Garden Warfare
This was my first attempt to grow vegetables in years; defeat by a kitten was just not going to happen.My new raised-bed vegetable garden wasn't three hours old before the first attack: A much-abused marigold lay buried next to a tomato plant. By some...
The Big Five American Orchestras No Longer Add Up ; Mobile Musicians and Local Priorities Overshadow Renown
The notion of the Big Five orchestras seems to have lost its relevance in an ever more international music world.It was like clockwork. Someone writing in The New York Times would refer to the Big Five American orchestras: the Boston Symphony Orchestra,...
To Get a Syrian Truce, Be Ready to Escalate
The threat of force might get talks over Syria moving, as it did in Kosovo.Following the Obama administration's conclusion last week that President Bashar al-Assad's forces have used chemical weapons, the talk in Washington is all about military assistance...
U.K. Accuses Trader in Libor-Fixing Case ; Ex-UBS Employee Is First to Be Charged by Britain in Manipulation of Rates
A former employee of UBS is the first person to face criminal charges in Britain in connection with the manipulation of benchmark rates.Prosecutors here have filed eight fraud charges against a former UBS trader in the first criminal case in Britain...
U.S. Leaker Denies Giving China Data ; Snowden Calls Accusation 'Predictable,' as Obama Defends N.S.A. Programs
In an online question-and-answer session, Edward J. Snowden said that he had not given any classified materials to the government of China, calling such speculation "a predictable smear."Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who...
Waking Up to the Benefits of a Healthy Night's Sleep ; Depression, Weight Gain and Cancer Have All Been Linked to Inadequate Rest
From infancy to old age, the effects of inadequate sleep can affect memory, learning, creativity, productivity and emotional stability, as well as your physical health.Think you do just fine on five or six hours of shut-eye? Chances are, you are among...
War's Steep Learning Curve ; Transfer of Security Duty to Afghan Forces Proves Costly in Lives and Limbs
A lesson in tough love from American military mentors is proving costly in lives and limbs as Afghan troops seek to demonstrate their self-reliance by the planned NATO withdrawal in 2014.When the U.S.-led NATO coalition officially transferred security responsibility...
With Detroit on the Brink of Bankruptcy, No Talk of Sharing the Pain ; Fiscal Crisis Sets Stage for Fight between City Retirees and Bondholders
The fiscal crisis in the Michigan city is setting up as a gigantic and unprecedented clash between bondholders and city retirees.When New York City threatened to declare bankruptcy in 1975, the idea so terrified everyone that it forced the city, its...
World War II's Battle Secret: Desertion
Charles Glass's "The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II tells the stories of men who broke under the strain of battle, fell into the arms of French or Italian women or became black market pirates.The Deserters. A Hidden History of World War...
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