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 February 15, 2013

100th Self-Immolation Reported in Tibet ; Grim Milestone Reflects Frustration and Despair over Chinese Control
A former monk killed himself to protest Chinese rule, advocacy groups said on a day when another Tibetan, this one in exile, died after setting himself on fire in Nepal.A former Tibetan Buddhist monk protested Chinese rule by killing himself through...
22 Rooms to Renovate and 700 Years of History to Protect ; Dutch Couple Safeguards Belgian Castle's Rich Past While Creating New Home
It took years for the de Gruyters to finish work on the Castle de Rameyen, in northern Belgium.It has all the makings of a fairytale: A handsome man marries the beautiful girl next door and whisks her off to his castle in a land far away.And it feels...
AB InBev Alters Bid for Mexican Brewer
Anheuser-Busch InBev on Thursday revised its $20.1 billion offer for Grupo Modelo, the Mexican maker of Corona beer, in a bid to gain the approval of U.S. regulators.Anheuser-Busch InBev on Thursday revised its $20.1 billion deal for Grupo Modelo, the...
Aftermath of Revolution
The Arab uprisings confirm that revolutions often do not usher in democracy.The recent assassination of a leading secular opposition figure in Tunisia has cast a dark cloud on what many had hoped would serve as a model for democratic transition in countries...
American and US Airways to Unite
The combination would create a rival with the size and breadth to compete against United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.American Airlines has agreed to merge with US Airways, the smaller carrier that has been pursuing it for the past year, paving the way...
Asahi Suing Buyout Firms over New Zealand Deal
The Japanese brewer's Australian unit claims Pacific Equity Partners and Unitas Capital inflated the value of Independent Liquor before the 2011 sale. The firms say Asahi had full access to the books.The Japanese beer and beverage maker Asahi Group filed...
A Very Greek Depression
Like an overwhelming number of Greeks, we are fighting to keep our dignity and avoid the despair enveloping our country.Like many Greeks caught in the maelstrom of the economic crisis, my wife and I live a day-to-day existence. Since the newspaper where...
A Watershed as Time Inc. Faces Its Untethering
In shearing off its print division, Time Warner is following a path laid down by News Corp., which is letting its newspapers fend for themselves.How toxic have print assets become? This toxic: Media companies have begun to quarantine them.On Wednesday,...
A Writer's Twists and Turns, on Paper and in Life
"Miracles of Life" details the novelist J.G. Ballard's real life and how it influenced his work.Miracles of Life. Shanghai to Shepperton: An Autobiography. By J.G. Ballard. Illustrated. 250 pages. Liveright, $25.95; Harper Perennial, paperback, Pounds...
Beware the Asteroids Swinging Near
We can't afford any blind spots in our search for these big rocks, especially in the Southern Hemisphere.On Friday, an asteroid designated 2012 DA14 will pass safely within about 17,200 miles of Earth's surface -- closer than the communication satellites...
BNP Profit Slumps as It Pares Value of Italy Unit ; but Stock Moves Higher as Market Applauds Signs of Improved Finances
BNP Paribas posted a fourth-quarter profit far below estimates on Thursday as it wrote down the value of an Italian unit and booked an accounting charge on its own debt.BNP Paribas, the largest bank in France, posted a fourth-quarter profit far below...
Boasting of Complexities for the Nose, Brewer Invades a Land of Wine
With wine by far the preferred alcoholic drink in France, Brooklyn Brewery's marketing strategy is to start small, offering its specialty beers in carefully chosen outlets.Garrett Oliver popped the cork of one of his specialty brews, swirled the amber...
Buffett Adds Heinz to His Pantry ; U.S. Investor Teams Up with Brazil's 3G to Buy Food Giant for $23 Billion
Berkshire Hathaway, the giant conglomerate that Warren E. Buffett runs, said on Thursday that it would team up with 3G capital Management, a Brazilian investment firm, to buy the food giant for about $23 billion.Warren E. Buffett has found another American...
Building Your Own Home Gets Easier in Amsterdam ; City Embraces Program That Lets Owners Control Design and Construction
The city has embraced a program that encourages individuals or groups to lease land from the city and build their own homes.When Bastiaan Jongerius, an architect, and a couple of friends approached city officials here in 2002 with the idea of building their...
Closing in on Investors' Tax Games
Representative Dave Camp has proposed to make substantial changes in the taxation of financial instruments. Changes that some on Wall Street are already talking about ways to abuse.Tax reform, at least in American politics these days, is generally discussed...
Disclosures Trip Russian Chairman of Ethics Panel ; He Suspends His Power after Files Indicate That He Owns Property in Florida
A Russian legislator who is chairman of an ethics panel has temporarily relinquished his authority after bloggers posted documents that show he owns expensive property in Miami, among other places.The chairman of the ethics committee in the lower house...
Discovery of Drug Adds to Food Scare ; Horse Meat Scandal Reveals Murky Network of Suppliers in Europe
The British authorities said Thursday that a drug given to horses may have made its way into human food. Further attention was given to the convoluted path of horses to the food market.Until now the food scandal that has shaken consumer confidence across...
Drug for Horses May Be Part of Food in Europe
A crisis over horse meat in European processed foods deepened Thursday when British officials said tests showed that an equine drug might have entered the food chain in small quantities.A crisis over horse meat in European food products deepened Thursday...
Elusive Singaporean at the Center of Soccer Match-Fixing Inquiry
The European authorities are homing in on Tan Seet Eng, called "the boss," as they investigate a scandal that could involve hundreds of soccer games.Near the beginning of an Italian soccer match in Tuscany on May 23, 2010, a man from Singapore named...
E.U. Rejects Critics of 'Robin Hood' Tax
Algirdas Semeta, the European commissioner drafting the rules, said the levy on financial transactions was "fully compliant with international tax law."E.U. regulators on Thursday defended plans to create the first international tax on financial transactions...
Europe Remains a Drag on G.M
The company said strong sales in the surging U.S. market helped it post a $1.4 billion pretax profit in North America. But in Europe, G.M., like many other carmakers, continues to struggle.General Motors said Thursday that its profit in the fourth quarter...
Europe's Pay Policy Offers Lessons for U.S. ; Continent Pattern Ranges from No Minimum Level to Strong Protection
Minimum wage policies vary widely across the Continent, and the differences between France and Germany support arguments on both sides on the question.Now that President Barack Obama has proposed an increase in the U.S. minimum wage, people on both sides...
Fears of Longer Recession as E.U. Economies Shrink ; Berlin and Paris Mired in Slump; Disappointing Quarter for Entire Bloc
The 0.6 percent decline in G.D.P. during the fourth quarter means the euro zone has effectively been in recession since 2011, with Germany also succumbing to the malaise at the end of last year.European economies shrank in the fourth quarter at their...
Fraud, Lies and Resume ; Lawyer's Deceptions Won Her an Excellent Post but Also Led to a Forgery Trial
The British law firm that hired Soma Sengupta discovered that she had lied about her age -- and from there found that many things were not as she had claimed.In a stately, old London courtroom, Soma Sengupta was finally living her dream.She had been...
From Sports Hero to Murder Suspect ; Pistorius Pushed Barriers, but Death of Girlfriend Stuns South Africa
South African police officials said they were investigating the Paralympic icon for murder and planned to oppose his expected application for bail at a court hearing.She was a platinum-haired model on the cusp of the big time, about to debut on a reality...
Gap in U.S. Safety Regulations ; Lawsuit Filed over Death of a Soldier Who Had Used a Workout Booster
The parents of a soldier who had used the supplement, Jack3d, have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against USPlabs, the developer and marketer of Jack3d, and GNC, the store where he bought it.For the past few weeks, GNC, the dietary supplements retailer, has...
Herod Show in Israel Provokes Anger ; Huge Exhibition Uses Artifacts and Material from Disputed West Bank
The ambitious archaeological exhibition devoted to Herod, the lionized and demonized Rome-appointed king of Judea from 37 to 4 B.C.E., has drawn anger from the Palestinian Authority.CORRECTION APPENDED In one room sits a sarcophagus of reddish-pink...
House Hunting
A beachfront home on Barbados's west coast is listed at 7.9 million Barbadian dollars, or $3.95 million.A beachfront home on the Barbados coastSale Price7.9 million Barbadian dollars, or $3.95 millionThis contemporary home is nestled between the Caribbean...
How Did Modern Pentathlon Survive? by Evolving ; over Past Few Games, It Has Admitted Women and Condensed Events
The sport, which opened up to women in the 2000 Olympics, has condensed and altered its five events over the past few decades, and that helped it avoid being cut this week from the Games roster.In a decision that caused bafflement and anger among many...
In China, Leader Calls for Discipline ; Summary of Comments Reveals Determination to Avoid Soviet Union's Fate
Xi Jinping, China's incoming president, has promoted himself as an audacious reformer, but a message delivered to Communist Party officials behind closed doors suggests he may demand a return to traditional Leninist discipline.When China's new leader,...
In Japan, the Fax Juggernaut Keeps Rolling
Worries about Internet security, a reluctance to change and a culture of handwritten notes help keep the fax machine, a relic elsewhere, essential.Japan is renowned for its robots and bullet trains and has some of the world's fastest broadband networks....
In Pope's Birthplace, the Letdown Appears Complete ; Town Never Prospered as Much as It Had Hoped from Link to Famous Son
The German town where Pope Benedict XVI was born never prospered as much as it had hoped from its famous son, and it seems likely to get even fewer visitors after he steps down.If we rebuild it, they will come, thought the residents of Marktl am Inn,...
In Rapid Flux, Brazil Is Test of Catholicism's Future ; Church Tries Competing with Evangelicals to Keep People from Leaving Faith
If there is any place that captures the challenges facing Catholicism around the world it is Brazil, the country with the world's largest number of Catholics.At one new megachurch in Sao Paulo, a Roman Catholic priest who was a personal trainer before...
Malaysia Confronts Intruders on Borneo ; Philippine Men Claim They Have Links to Island through Former Sultanate
After at least 80 men dressed in military uniforms arrived by small boats in Sabah, Malaysia, the prime minister of Malaysia vowed to try to end the standoff peacefully, with no loss of life.The police in Malaysia were in a standoff late Thursday in...
Next Target for New York Mayor: Food Containers ; after Regulating Smoking and Sodas, He Seeks Ban on Plastic-Foam Packages
Michael R. Bloomberg, the New York mayor who has moved to regulate fatty foods, big sodas and smoking outdoors, will propose a ban on a derided polymer.It is the most humble of vessels for New York City foodstuffs, ubiquitous at Chinese takeout joints...
Obama's Vision Slams into Political Reality ; Republicans Are Quick to Reject His Call for Higher Minimum Wage
As the president took to the road to sell his second-term agenda, Republicans and even some Democrats expressed doubt about whether ideas like raising the minimum wage would ever be enacted.The day after President Barack Obama charted an expansive new view...
On South Coast of Australia, Beaches and a Short Commute ; Owner Had Penthouse Oriented toward Coastline to Avoid Harsh Sunlight
Owner of three-bedroom penthouse had it oriented toward coastline to avoid harsh sunlight.People who think they have to choose between city and beach, between convenience and long drives, take note. A luxury penthouse for sale in this coastal suburb...
Onstage in Spain: Austerity ; Deep Economic Crisis Has Devastated Nation's Arts Organizations
Europe's deep economic crisis has devastated the country's arts organizations.There is no sign marking the door to La Poderosa, a dance and performance space on a scruffy street in the Raval neighborhood here. The door itself is low and set a few inches...
Profit Slips at Renault but Core Unit Erases Debt
The French carmaker said asset sales had allowed it to wipe out the debt of its core automotive unit, positioning it for future growth.Renault, the French carmaker, on Thursday reported lower sales and profit for 2012, but said that one-time gains on...
Prosecutors Now Want Big Banks to Say 'Guilty' ; Recent U.S. Settlements with International Giants Reveal New Legal Strategy
In a recent round of actions that shook the global financial industry, prosecutors have pushed for guilty pleas, rather than just the usual fines and reforms.Accused of letting big international investment banks off the hook for actions that led to the...
Psychiatric Drug Might Alter Behavior of Fish, Study Shows
Traces of a common psychiatric medication that winds up in rivers and streams may affect fish behavior and feeding patterns, according to a new study in the journal Science.Traces of a common psychiatric medication that winds up in rivers and streams...
Republicans Step Up Fight against Pentagon Nominee
Several Republican senators have indicated that they will not support an effort to end the debate and take a final vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel, setting up a likely showdown on Friday.For all the talk of new cross-aisle cooperation in Washington...
Ronaldo, Peerless, Leaves United Speechless
His soaring header against Manchester City saved a 1-1 tie for Real Madrid in the Champions League and left his old manager, Alex Ferguson, astonished.It was a night of joy and dread. Cristiano Ronaldo had soared above his former team, Manchester United,...
Russia Seeking the Arrest of Georgian President's Aide
Russian authorities issue an arrest warrant for a Georgian politician on accusations that he incited riots in Russia.The Russian authorities issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a Georgian politician on accusations that he incited riots in Russia, in...
Slow Embrace of Public Affection ; Shifts in India, a Land of Arranged Marriages, Lead to Rise in Kissing
In a country where passionate kissing among the unmarried has long been discouraged, recent studies and interviews suggest that kissing's popularity has risen considerably.CORRECTION APPENDED India may be the birthplace of the Kama Sutra, the...
South Korea Makes a Show of Force against Pyongyang ; Cruise Missile Disclosure Comes as North Declares Need for Ballistic Weapons
South Korea on Thursday staged large military drills and disclosed a new cruise missile capable of hitting any target in North Korea.South Korea flexed its military muscle Thursday by staging large military drills and disclosing a new cruise missile...
Talks with Iran Yield Little, Says a U.N. Official
An official of the U.N. nuclear agency said Thursday that talks in Iran had ended inconclusively and that agency inspectors had not been given access to a site that they suspect may have been used for testing bomb triggers.A senior official of the United...
Targeted Killings
If national security policy is going to adhere to the rule of law, the White House cannot be both the judge and executioner of terror suspects.No American prosecutor can imprison or execute someone except on the orders of a judge or jury. That fundamental...
The Rhythm of Bahia, the Beat of Its African Soul ; Reinventing a Carnaval with Much Fanfare and a Focus on Brazil's History
Reinventing a carnaval with much fanfare and a refocus on Brazil's history.On Sunday at noon, about 15,000 people were mustered for a parade at Campo Grande, Salvador's enormous park -- part of the annual six- day carnaval here that ended Tuesday. The...
The Success That Failed
The story of Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian prime minister, is a case study in wasted opportunity.The most progressive and innovative Palestinian thinker on a Middle East peace settlement has been steadily isolated over the past several years. Undercut...
Time Warner Considers Getting Rid of Magazines
The company is in early discussions with Meredith Corp. to put most of Time Inc.'s magazines into a separate, publicly traded company that would also include Meredith titles.CORRECTION APPENDED Time Warner is in talks to shed much of Time Inc.,...
Toronto Dreaming Big after Overloading Roster with All-Stars
The Blue Jays added three potential aces and an All-Star shortstop in off-season trades, and now the team thinks it can finally compete in the powerful American League East.R.A. Dickey wore a black Star Wars T-shirt to work and found his familiar No.43...
Treasury Candidate Delivers Calm Replies ; Issues Dividing Parties Are Not Insurmountable, He Tells U.S. Senators
Jacob J. Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary, calmly faced questions from a Senate committee on Wednesday about how he would tackle the country's fiscal issues.Jacob J. Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary,...
Try a Little Tenderness
If a primary aim in life is to become a caring human being, then surely a capacity for tenderness must play a role.The philosophers have pondered and written a lot about love, even erotic and romantic love, but they have given a cold shoulder to that...
U.K. Real Estate an Investment of Choice for Asian Buyers ; British Market Beckons as Pound Sinks and Affluence Rises in Far East
Britain has a languishing economy and residents wary of buying property. Meanwhile, Asian consumers are increasingly affluent and in search of places to park their cash.Wanted: deep-pocketed Asian investors for fledgling London property developments.In...
U.S. Clears Deal to Create Biggest Book Publisher
The Justice Department imposed no conditions on the deal between Bertelsmann and Pearson, but analysts said Europe's review could be more stringent.The U.S. Justice Department has cleared the proposed merger of Random House and Penguin, which would create...
When Gunman and Victim Are the Same ; to Lower Suicide Rates, Focus in U.S. Turns to the Most Lethal Means Used
The gun debate has focused on mass shootings and assault weapons since the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, but far more Americans die by turning guns on themselves.Craig Reichert found his son's body on a winter morning, lying on the floor as if he...
Yen Policies Defended by Japanese Central Bank ; Benchmark Interest Rate Unchanged as Data Show Economy Still Shrinking
Gross domestic product numbers from the government showed the Japanese economy remained fragile, shrinking at an annualized rate of 0.4 percent in the October to December quarter.CORRECTION APPENDED The recent monetary push by Japan does not...
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