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 29, 2013

7 Years after Stroke, Ex-Leader of Israel Shows Signs of Response
Scientists conducting tests on Ariel Sharon, who suffered a stroke seven years ago, said there was a small chance that he is conscious, a finding with implications for those caring for him.A brain scan performed on Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister...
Algeria Attack Has Norway Rethinking Foreign Gas Hunt
After at least four Norwegians died in a terrorist attack at a gas installation in Algeria, Norway is now debating whether skills should be taken abroad or instead be focused on resources at home.Oil and gas made Norway one of the world's most advanced...
An Oil Boom That Bleeds Red Ink ; North Dakota Hospitals Grapple with Rising Debt and a Flood of Patients
Swamped by uninsured laborers in dangerous jobs, medical facilities in North Dakota are sinking under skyrocketing debt, gruesome injuries and bloated business costs.The patients come with burns from hot water, with hands and fingers crushed by steel...
Beneath the Calm, Hedge Fund in a Frenzy
Executives at SAC Capital Advisors, which is involved in an insider trading investigation, are trying to keep staff members from leaving and persuade investors to keep their money with the fund.At a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy...
Both Champions, but Very Different in the Public Eye
Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka are both proud and powerful, but Djokovic lets off an easy and sophisticated manner, while Azarenka seems edgier and more earnest.So, after all that fuss, sweat and suspense -- after late-night finishes, medical timeouts...
Cardinal's Cover-Up
No member of the Roman Catholic hierarchy fought longer than Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles to conceal the decades-long scandal involving the rape and intimidation of children by rogue priests.No member of the Roman Catholic hierarchy fought longer...
Egypt Unrest Widens in Face of Crackdown ; Protesters Vow to Defy Curfew as Clashes with Police Escalate
Protesters chased away armored personnel carriers with rocks in Port Said and clashed with police near Tahrir Square in Cairo during a fifth day of nationwide fighting.Large protests in the Suez Canal city of Port Said and fresh clashes in Cairo on Monday...
Ensnared by Unclear Hacking Laws
A hacker can be a vandal who renders a Web site inoperable or a thief who profits from stolen passwords and credit card numbers. Daniel Spitler was neither, but he has still been charged.In January 2011, I was assigned to cover a hearing in Newark, New Jersey,...
European Labels in Factory's Ashes
Labels from several French brands and Inditex, the Spanish owner of Zara, could be seen in the remains of the Smart Export Garments plant in Dhaka.Clothing from many European brands, including at least two brands owned by the Spanish apparel giant Inditex,...
E.U. Struggles to Keep Mackerel Fishing in Check ; British Official Accuses Iceland and Faroe Islands of Putting Stocks at Risk
The mackerel fishery was once heralded as one of Europe's best- managed, but the appearance of the fish near Iceland has upset the commercial balance.The European Union must push harder to end a three-year deadlock over mackerel quotas with Iceland and...
Familiar Crew Reunites for 'Menagerie' ; Talent from 'Once' Stages a Revival That They Hope Would Please Williams
The creative talent behind the Tony-award winning musical "Once" is getting back together to produce a boldly staged version of "The Glass Menagerie."Last June, two weeks after winning Tony Awards for their hit Broadway musical, "Once," the director...
Fed Debates When to Ease Stimulus ; Some Members Want Bond Purchases to End Sooner Rather Than Later
The question looming at the U.S. central bank is how much longer asset purchases should continue in its effort to reduce the unemployment rate.The U.S. Federal Reserve has left little doubt about its plans for the next few months, and thus little mystery...
For Bolshoi, the Ballet and Inquiry Go on ; A Cultural Institution Plows Forward amid a Criminal Investigation
After an acid attack maimed its artistic director, the Bolshoi Ballet is performing as usual while an investigation goes on.At 7 p.m. Sunday night, the vast and intricate machine that is the Bolshoi Ballet swung into motion.A fan switched on, sending...
France Calls for Pledges to Syrians to Be Honored ; Empty Opposition Coffers Open Door for Islamists, Foreign Minister Warns
To counter militant advances in Syria, the French foreign minister urged countries supporting the Syrian opposition to honor their pledges of financing and aid.The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, on Monday warned countries supporting the Syrian...
France Says Timbuktu Nearly Taken from Rebels ; in Neighboring Mali City, Celebrations Break out over End of Islamist Rule
During the 10 months the World Heritage Site has been under Islamist control, dire reports of destruction of the tombs of Sufi saints and other monuments have filtered back through people fleeing th city.Malian and French troops have taken control of...
Germany's Sexism Provokes Backlash ; Social Media Become New Platform Challenging Long-Tolerated Behaviors
Thousands have taken to social media in recent days to tell a radically different story about equality in a country with a female chancellor.Based on the global reputation and overall popularity of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany appears from the outside...
Hope in Somalia
The country's positive evolution may offer some cautionary advice for the fight against militants in Mali.Somalia has been the paradigm of failed states since before 1993, when militants shot down two Black Hawk helicopters and killed 18 U.S. soldiers...
Hunger for Change Is Limited in China ; despite Campaign, Shark Fin Soup Remains a Fixture at Restaurants
The high-profile campaign against shark's fin soup has persuaded only a small number of Beijing hotels and restaurants to drop it from their menus.Summer Palace, a restaurant tucked inside one of the capital's most expensive hotels, offers the standard...
Italy Tries a New Tool to Outwit Tax Cheats ; Government Inspectors Analyze Spending to Catch 'Fake Poor People'
The Italian tax agency's plans to compare people's spending with their tax returns in an effort to find tax cheaters has many Italians nervous -- and angry.Despite the government's best efforts, tax evasion remains something of a pastime in Italy, where,...
It's a Befuddling Year for the Oscar Predictors ; Best Director Is Tough to Call, with the Usual Harbingers at Odds
For those who make an annual game out of predicting the Oscars, 2013 has turned into a weird year where directors are concerned.On Groundhog Day, Hollywood's black-tie set will watch the Directors Guild of America hand its feature award to a filmmaker whose...
Japan Finds No Problems at 787's Battery Supplier ; with Planes Grounded, Inquiry Moves to Maker of Monitoring System
Investigators said that they found no quality-control problems at the GS Yuasa plant but that the cause of the recent malfunctions is still unknown.Japanese investigators studying the potentially flammable batteries that have grounded Boeing's 787 fleet...
Kicker Pays Price for His Love of Hard Hits ; Ex-Saint Who Set Record for Longest Field Goal Now Has Visible Holes in Brain
Tom Dempsey, who set the record for the longest field goal ever in the N.F.L. while with New Orleans, loved to hit other players. Now he has three holes in the front part of his brain."He liked to hit people," Carlene Dempsey said flatly. "He didn't care...
Local Italian Bank Scandal Has Wide Impact ; National Politicians Weigh in, as Questions Also Entangle E.C.B. Head
Past losses at Monte dei Paschi di Siena have raised questions about the degree of scrutiny applied by Mario Draghi when he led the Italian central bank.The chief executive of a regional Italian bank embroiled in a scandal with political and even Europe-wide...
Makers, Takers, Fakers
In deep red states like Louisiana and Kansas, Republicans are much freer to comfort the comfortable while afflicting the afflicted.Republicans have a problem. For years they could shout down any attempt to point out the extent to which their policies...
Memory Problems with Age Are Linked to Poorer Sleep
A report by the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that structural brain changes occurring naturally over time interfere with sleep quality, which in turn blunts the ability to store memories for the long term.Scientists have known for decades that...
North Korea in the Dark
Pyongyang's horrific human rights record must be placed on the world's agenda.North Korea is in the news again for the same old reason -- nuclear tests. The United Nations Security Council was right to pass a resolution; the world is right to be deeply...
Our Back-Seat Narrator
As we drove listening to reading of 'Moby-Dick,' I began to feel as though we were carrying a garrulous hitchhiker.Is there a stranger figure in American literature than the narrator of "Moby-Dick"? He says, "Call me Ishmael" -- the very first words...
Portraits of Genius and Eccentricity
In "The Inventor and the Tycoon," Edward Ball explains how Eadweard Muybridge's work for a railroad magnate led to the movies.The Inventor and the Tycoon. A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures. By Edward Ball. 447 pages. Doubleday. $29.95.Genius,...
Putter Companies Already Making Changes
Golf's governing bodies won't decide until the spring whether to disallow belly putters, but just the threat of a change has golfers choosing other equipment instead.Last year, a buzz surrounded the variety of belly-length and long putters found throughout...
Record Sales Lift Toyota Past G.M. and VW ; Japanese Carmaker Sold 9.75 Million Vehicles Last Year after Disastrous 2011
The Japanese automaker sold a record 9.75 million vehicles last year, according to an official tally released Monday, roaring past General Motors and Volkswagen.Toyota Motor sold a company record of 9.75 million vehicles last year, according to an official...
Resume Could Handicap S.E.C. Nominee
Mary Jo White's nomination to lead the S.E.C. has raised questions about whether her work as a white-collar defense lawyer might hamper her effectiveness.The nomination of Mary Jo White as chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has...
Russia Tries to Prosecute Lawyer Who Died in Prison
The effort to prosecute Sergei L. Magnitsky - which was postponed Monday when his legal team refused to participate - stoked tensions in a case that has damaged Russia's image abroad.Russia took the unusual step of attempting to put a dead man on trial...
Scenes of School Massacre Haunt Police
The stories of those first on the scene at the killings of 20 students in Connecticut in December reveal the deep stress that lingers.The gunfire ended; now it was so quiet they could hear broken glass and bullet casings scrape under their boots. The...
Senators Broker Immigration Plan ; Bipartisan Group to Offer Sweeping Blueprint with Path to U.S. Citizenship
A bipartisan blueprint set to be unveiled ahead of a speech by President Barack Obama on the topic is expected to offer a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and tighten border controls.CORRECTION APPENDED A bipartisan group of U.S. senators...
Sitting Down with Amos Oz
The Israeli novelist's message to the incoming government is clear: Nothing is impossible - even peace.Amos Oz, the novelist whose stories and tales have probed the soul of Israel with an intimate insistence, greeted me to his book- lined apartment with...
Stanley Karnow, 87, Journalist and Author
Mr. Karnow was a correspondent in Southeast Asia for three decades. He wrote a definitive book on the Vietnam War, and won a Pulitzer Prize for a comprehensive history of the Philippines.Stanley Karnow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist who...
Survivors Recall Panic in Fire in Brazil ; Club Owner Is Questioned as Funerals Begin for More Than 230 Victims
The first funerals began before dawn on Monday in Santa Maria, Brazil, for the 231 people killed in a nightclub fire over the weekend. One of the club's owners and two band members were arrested for questioning.The first funerals began before dawn on...
That Other Bidder for the Picasso Might Be a Chandelier
Collectors can find themselves being bid up by someone who, in exchange for agreeing in advance to pay a set amount for a work, is promised a cut of anything that exceeds that price.When some of the world's richest people gather for the glittering New...
The Case of the Trial That Wasn't ; Journalists Flock to See Chinese Prosecution of Bo Xilai, but to No Avail
A mad rush to chase a nonexistent trial was partly aggravated by the government's prolonged silence on Bo Xilai but also reflected the intense interest in one of China's most lurid scandals in recent memory.Jiang Hao, a senior court administrator, seemed...
The New Republic as Start-Up: Facebook Co-Founder Retools the Old School
Chris Hughes, the 29-year-old co-founder of Facebook and a former online campaign adviser to President Barack Obama, is trying to turn around The New Republic, a magazine he bought in March.There are not many firsts for a politically savvy, 98-year-old publication...
The Year of the Snake in a Bejeweled Garden
In the Chinese Year of the Snake, the fine jewelers of the Place Vendome -- where clients from the Far East are legion -- have embraced reptile motifs.The reptile winds across the wall, fangs of gold hissing out from an articulated head.Yes, it is the...
This Harbaugh Flopped in Baltimore ; San Francisco Coach Had a Season to Forget as Quarterback of Ravens
Jim Harbaugh has found success as a coach in the N.F.L., but that wasn't the case when he was a quarterback for the Ravens in 1998.Until Joe Flacco came along in 2008, being the starting quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens featured all the job security...
To Get a Job, Friends Now Matter More Than Ever ; Swamped with Resumes, U.S. Companies Depend on Referrals for Hiring
Big companies in the United States are increasingly using their own workers to find new hires, saving time and money but lengthening the odds for job seekers without connections.Riju Parakh wasn't even looking for a new job.But when a friend at Ernst...
Travails of a Struggling Singer ; 'Llewyn Davis' Promises to Be a Different Kind of Coen Brothers Movie
The Coen brothers conjure up the blues in "Inside Llewyn Davis," a new movie about a folk singer.What if a folk singer got beat up outside a Greenwich Village nightclub in 1961?Six, seven, or, maybe, eight years ago, as Joel Coen remembers it, that seemingly...
Untangling Britain's Net over History
Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on the European Union, as well as the response to it, show the historical ambivalence between Britain and Continent is alive and well.It has been tempting this past week to recall the Battle of Agincourt, between...
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