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 January 12, 2013

3 Keys to a Fit 2013: Moderation, Variety and Goal-Setting
Some fit folks around the globe come up with good advice for those trying to get back into shape.This week during the final minutes of my third personal training session of 2013, my instructor sat a sore and weary me before a funny-looking rope-climbing...
Adoption Becomes Lightning Rod for Russians ; Measure Aimed at U.S. Deepens Rift between Putin's Backers and Critics
The ban aimed at Americans is deepening a rift that began to open last year after Vladimir V. Putin turned away from the prosperous urbanites who were drawn to anti-government rallies.The moratorium on adoption of Russian children by Americans, which...
A Kurdish Fighter with Many Enemies
One day after she and two other Kurdish activists were killed, a clearer image began to emerge of Ms. Cansiz, who was a founding member of the Kurdish separatist guerrilla group, and why she may have been the target.With her signature long henna hair,...
A Moment of Truth for Champions ; without Victory, Leinster Will Be out of Heineken Cup before the Playoffs
Leinster, winner of the Heineken Cup for the past two seasons, stands on the verge of elimination without reaching the playoff stage.European club rugby's greatest dynasty is likely to be toppled in Dublin this weekend. Leinster, winner of the Heineken...
Art, Propaganda and Death in Ancient Rome ; Show Doesn't Whitewash Dark Aspects of Empire's Fabled 2nd Century A.D
An exhibition in Rome traces the political and economic foundations of the second century A.D., when the empire reached its widest expanse and highest population."If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition...
Arts Guide
A look at selected art exhibitions worldwide.ParisDieu(x): Modes d'Emploi Petit Palais.Through Feb. 3. European cities have become melting pots of religions. All too often, their followers know little beyond their own faiths, in spite of the often dramatic...
A Silly Law That's Also Dangerous
By making one daring proposal, John Boehner, the House speaker, could have himself reinvited to the negotiating table for the United States' economic future.Although he has been re-elected as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John A. Boehner...
Baseball Will Expand Drug Testing This Season ; Announcement Follows the Vote of No Inductees into the Hall of Fame
For the first time, baseball will conduct in-season testing for human growth hormone, or H.G.H., and hopes to catch players using synthetic testosterone, which washes out of the body soon after being used.A day after suffering through the embarrassment...
Beware Stubby Glasses
A weighty new book is an acknowledgement of the need for public policy to pay more attention to behavioral research. Just waiting on the politicians.If you want to deter crime, it seems that you'd want to lengthen prison sentences so that criminals would...
Briefly: Books
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.CLIMATESBy Andre Maurois. Translated by Adriana Hunter. 400 pages. Other Press. $15.95. In the first half of this romantic diptych, first published in 1928, Philippe Marcenat marries Odile, a...
British Style Hits a Mountain High
The autumn 2013 shows start off with everything from a classic tailored suit to a pair of frilled shorts.When a men's fashion week was put on the world schedule six months ago, it looked as though the British Fashion Council had a mountain to climb....
Carmakers Aim to Take Drivers out of the Equation
Someday soon, few drivers will have to worry about car crashes and collisions thanks to self-driving cars, technology companies and car manufacturers are betting.Driving around a college campus can be treacherous. Bikes and scooters zip out of nowhere,...
Cease-Fire Reached with Rebels in Central Africa
Contrary to rebel demands, President Francois Bozize will not cede power, but a coalition government will be formed and an opposition leader will be named prime minister.The government of the Central African Republic on Friday signed a cease-fire agreement...
Cyprus Rescue Might Inflict Pain on Russians
Europe is under pressure to make private-sector investors pay a bigger share of the bill for bailing out Cyprus than in past bailouts. But Cyprus has other priorities.On their Web sites, the largest of the failing banks in Cyprus brag that their client...
Death as a Teachable Moment ; in Hospice, Nurse Offers Herself as Case Study on Caring for Terminally Ill
Martha Keochareon, with months left to live, volunteered to be a subject of research for students from her alma mater, a nursing school in Massachusetts.It was early November when Martha Keochareon called the nursing school at Holyoke Community College,...
Discourse, Italian Style
Pitti trade show draws buyers who want to "do as the Italians do."Mayor Matteo Renzi spelled out a message that could be applied to men's fashion as much as to this city of ancient buildings of historic beauty."We love our past -- but the real challenge...
E.U. Commissioner Says Austerity Is Right Path ; He Seeks Greater Powers of 'Pre-Emptive Oversight' over Countries' Budgets
Olli Rehn defended the bloc's austerity policies on Friday and urged legislators to pass a law that would let him push countries even harder to shore up their finances.Olli Rehn, the E.U. commissioner in charge of the euro currency, defended the bloc's...
Far-Flung or Close at Hand, Where to Go in 2013
From emerging destinations in far-flung locales to revitalized and reimagined standards, these are the places to be in 2013.From emerging destinations in far-flung locales to revitalized and reimagined standards, these are the places to be in 2013.With...
Federer Chases Another One for the Books ; This Time, He's Closing in on Ferreira's Record for Consecutive Grand Slams
A serial record breaker, Roger Federer already has many of the marks that define tennis greatness, and now he is on track to break the record for consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.This year, it appears to be Wayne Ferreira's turn to be caught by Roger...
Fighting Society's Costly Habits with Taxes
A majority of economists support some form of tax on the things we do that affect others and that the market is unable to price.Driving home during the holidays, I found myself trapped in the permanent traffic jam on Interstate 95 near Bridgeport, Connecticut. In...
Fiji's Junta Says It Will Scrap Draft Constitution ; Military Government to Craft Its Own Version in Place of Scholar's Work
The new constitution was to be a key component of efforts to return the coup-plagued nation to democracy before elections set for late next year.The military government of Fiji says it intends to discard a draft constitution unveiled last month by a...
Fool's Errand or Deft Diplomacy? ; Visit by Google Executive Could Play into the Hands of North Korean Leader
As a four-day visit to North Korea by Google's top executive and a former U.S. governor ended, some analysts called it a hopelessly naive undertaking, while others saw a valuable back-channel for diplomacy.As a work of propaganda, the images that North...
France Launches Intervention to Blunt Islamist Rebels in Mali
The French president, Francois Hollande, and his foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, told reporters that France had been involved in military operations starting Friday afternoon.France launched a military intervention on Friday in Mali, sharply escalating...
France near Deal to Simplify Labor Regulations
Labor unions and the main employers' lobby were edging toward a breakthrough Friday that would make it easier to hire and fire people in France.French labor unions and business leaders appeared close to striking a deal Friday to make it easier to hire...
Geithner Looks Back and Defends Record
Mr. Geithner has said he has no plans. A regulator of Wall Street but not a creature of it, he is less likely than any other former Treasury secretary to land there.In a matter of days, the U.S. Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, will leave the...
Hotel Fire Claims 7 in Philippines
Three Americans, three Filipinos and a South Korean were among the victims of the fire near the former U.S. naval base in Subic Bay.A fast-moving fire ripped through a small hotel early Friday morning near the former U.S. naval base in Subic Bay, killing...
Hotter, Colder, Wetter and Drier: Extreme Weather Is New Normal
Signs around the globe show that climate change is not just about rising temperatures, but also about intense, unpleasant, anomalous weather of all kinds.Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of...
Houston Quietly Relishes Underdog Role ; Texans Shrug off Rout and Prepare for Rematch against New England
The Texans fell to New England on Dec. 10, the first loss in a late-season slide. They have refused to manufacture bravado for the rematch.They have been derided and disrespected to such an extent that no one would have blinked if the Houston Texans...
Indian Family's Dream Cut Brutally Short ; Migrants to Delhi Mourn Loss of Daughter Who Died after Rape and Beating
The family of the 23-year-old woman who died after being raped and beaten in Delhi last month migrated to the megacity three decades ago, like many migrants who wanted better lives for their children.The village of Mandwara Kalan lies down a one-lane...
Iranian Bullets Fueling War Zones ; Mystery Ammunition in Embargoed Areas Proved to Be from Tehran
Cartridges were packaged and marked to discourage tracing, but a years-long investigation showed that they were made in Iran. It isn't known, though, if Iran distributed the ammo directly.The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan....
Iran Plans Cinematic Answer to 'Argo' ; News Reports Say Tehran Will Back Film to Correct What It Sees as Distortions
News reports from Tehran say the Iranian government is planning to finance a movie that will correct what it says are numerous distortions of the historical record in "Argo."A tough week for Ben Affleck just got tougher.First, he was snubbed in the Oscar...
Japan Allots $116 Billion to Resuscitate Its Economy ; Goal Is to Raise Growth 2 Percentage Points and Add 600,000 Jobs
The money will go toward public works projects, small businesses and subsidies for companies that invest in new technology.The Japanese government approved Friday a stimulus spending program of Yen 10.3 trillion, part of an aggressive push by Prime Minister...
Keep Guantanamo Open
Closure of Guantanamo is unlikely to happen anytime soon, and if it did, it would do more harm than good.In 2010, I was branded a member of the "Al Qaeda 7" -- a notorious label attached to Justice Department lawyers who were mocked by critics claiming...
Let's Speed It Up, Guys ; on the Wish List for 2013: The Thrill of the Chase and Tweaks to the Rules
As the season begins with the Australian Open, it's time to take stock of the progress, of lack of it, in the game.Professional tennis has given us more time to miss it than usual this year. The men had two extra weeks of rest in the offseason, even...
Nokia Finds Glimmer of Hope in 4th Quarter
The erstwhile mobile phone giant will report a quarterly profit, thanks to a marketing push that lifted sales of its Windows-powered smartphones more than 50 percent.Nearly two years ago, Stephen Elop, fresh from a senior post at Microsoft, spoke of...
Overhaul Urged for Interbank Rate
European regulators called for an overhaul of Euribor, a benchmark interest rate, but stopped short of demanding direct regulatory oversight following a rate-rigging scandal.European regulators on Friday called for an overhaul of a benchmark interest...
Priorities Change for Advocates of Gun Control ; Major U.S. Group Pushes for Effort to Expand Background Checks
Many advocates for more gun control laws in the U.S. are shying away from a politically tough fight to renew a ban on assault weapons and pushing for expanded background checks for gun buyers.The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the leading gun...
Prosecutors in Belgium Open LVMH Investigation
Officials are looking into suggestions that the French luxury group might have used a network of Belgian subsidiaries to avoid taxes, a Flemish newspaper reported.Federal prosecutors in Brussels have opened an investigation into the Belgian financial...
Rejection Is Rite of Passage for Many at Sundance ; Stiff Competition Pushes Rejectees to Find Other Ways to Distribute Films
As the standard-bearer for independent movies, Sundance now receives so many thousands of submissions that being rejected is a rite of passage for many young filmmakers.The first-time feature-film director Stacy Sherman was on the edge of her seat in...
Rethinking the Unthinkable
Decades after the Cold War, nuclear weapons are an established fact of regional and global strategy.Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons. By Ward Wilson. Illustrated. 187 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $22.The Second Nuclear Age. Strategy, Danger, and...
Rich Sounds of a 50-Bell Carillon
Variations on the richness of bell tones, a chanteuse who whispers with Brazilian longing and a collection of spooky snippets once used in a horror film.Pantha du Prince, also known as the German disc jockey and electronic musician Hendrik Weber, and...
Saudi King Appoints Women to Advisory Council for First Time
For the first time, King Abdullah issued a decree on Friday that gave women seats on the Shura Council.Women are not allowed to drive or to vote in Saudi Arabia, but on Friday they were given a voice in the advisory council that debates the kingdom's...
Savile's Crimes Called 'Vast' ; Police and Charity Group Link Celebrity to More Than 200 Cases of Abuse
In a joint finding, the British police and a charity group accused the late BBC host of 214 cases of sexual abuse, mainly involving children.The British police and the country's leading child welfare group drew a horrific picture of more than 200 cases...
Shanghaied Autos
Dongfeng Motors entices you to take its touring sedan for long weekend drives by calling it an Oting.If you're looking for peerless innovation in the car industry, it's hard to beat the Chinese. At least when it comes to names. Take Springo for example....
Spigots Open for Shares in Technology
Information technology companies in the Standard & Poor's index of 500 stocks are now paying more in dividends than companies in any other sector.For what appears to be the first time ever, information technology companies in the Standard & Poor's index...
Syria Rebels Claim Control of Key Air Base ; Russian and U.S. Officials Meet on Solution, but Little Progress Reported
Fighters from several battalions, including the jihadist groups Al Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham battalion, took over the base, Taftanaz in Idlib Province, as soldiers fled and were captured.Syrian rebels said on Friday that they had seized the largest helicopter...
Thai Group Says Deal for Ping an Is on Track ; Disputing Media Reports, CP Group Says It Has Funds to Purchase Stake
The Charoen Pokphand Group of Thailand said Friday that it has the resources to complete its planned $9.4 billion acquisition of shares in Ping An Insurance of China.The Charoen Pokphand Group of Thailand said Friday that it had the resources to complete...
The 'Big 4' Still Minus One: Nadal ; Spanish Star's Absence Complicates the Math at Top Level of Men's Game
The question at the Australian Open is whether Rafael Nadal's absence makes it any easier for an outsider to win, with defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray still in the mix.With another Australian Open about to begin on Monday,...
The Internet Has Physical Ambitions
If many dreamers have their way, the most analog corners of our physical lives will become, more and more, colonies of the digital, like hailing a taxi and stocking a refrigerator. And that will bring clashes.Disposing of waste in this city is not for...
The Kurdish Challenge
Three murders in Paris underscore the obstacles in the way of a Turkish-Kurdish settlement.The assassination of three Kurdish activists in Paris only days after the Turkish government announced it had started peace talks with the jailed leader of the...
The Longest Nights
Gray skies and short days are conducive to creativity, or, in any event, to work.In early winter, when the heavy rains come to the Pacific Northwest and we settle under a blanket of sullen sky, something stirs in the creative soul. At the calendar's...
Tribal Lessons for the Rest of Us
In his latest book, "The World Until Yesterday," Jared Diamond holds up tribal societies as a mirror for our own lives.CORRECTION APPENDED The World Until Yesterday. What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? By Jared Diamond. Illustrated....
U.S. Agency to Examine Problems on Boeing 787s ; Investigation Will Focus on Electrical Systems Onproblems Plaguing Boeing 787s
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it would order a review of electrical systems in Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner following a spate of incidents.The U.S. authorities ordered a review of electrical systems in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner...
West Bank Finances
The Arab states have a responsibility to make sure the Palestinian Authority continues as a functioning government.The Palestinian Authority, which governs parts of the West Bank not under Israeli control, is in financial crisis. Its leaders are finding...
What Could Go Wrong? ; the Director and Writer Who Hope Lindsay Lohan Can Save Their Careers
Paul Schrader, Bret Easton Ellis, Lindsay Lohan and a porn star named James Deen try to make a movie for $250,000 that will save all of their careers. What could go wrong?CORRECTION APPENDED Lindsay Lohan moves through the Chateau Marmont as...
While Most of America Struggles, Its Capital Thrives on Government Cash
How Washington managed its transformation into one of the United States' wealthiest regions is not a story that the rest of the country might want to hear, because the rest of the country largely financed it.One damp morning this winter, Jim Abdo was...
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