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 July 27, 2012

2 Struggling Teams, but Only One Is Folding ; Phillies Spend Money on Future, While Marlins Dismantle Current Squad
The Miami Marlins traded Hanley Ramirez, raising fears they were having a fire sale again, while the Philadelphia Phillies signed their young ace, Cole Hamel, to a new, long-term contract.Cole Hamels and Hanley Ramirez are separated in age by four days. Both...
30 Years on the Beat, Armed
The pro- and anti-gun groups need to sit down and let common sense rule.As the families of James E. Holmes's victims continue to deal with this tragedy, anti- and pro-gun groups are exchanging their standard barbs on gun control in America. Representative...
3 Weeks Later, It's Back to Wimbledon ; Tennis Players Get Chance to Do Some Star-Gazing of Their Own at Games
The tennis event, played at the same site as Wimbledon, should attract more curiosity and coverage than a typical Olympic tournament.For his farewell tournament, the retiring All England Lawn Tennis Club groundskeeper, Eddie Seaward, has done well. The...
A Chinese Culture Clash ; Influx of Mainlanders Feeds a Surge of Ill Will among Singaporeans
The surge of new arrivals from China is part of an official immigration push that has almost doubled the island-state's population to 5.2 million since 1990, and the venom alarms the government.It was bad enough that Ma Chi was driving well above the...
Activist Reveals Putin Aide's Czech Investments
The allegation touches on the dealings of Aleksandr I. Bastrykin, the chief federal investigator, and was apparently the most forceful retort yet by the opposition to a number of new laws strengthening the security services.A Russian blogger and anticorruption...
Alcatel Set to Cut 5,000 Jobs ; Telecom Firm Sustains EUR 254 Million Loss as Demand Keeps Falling
The reductions amount to 6.6 of its global work force. At the same time, the telecommunications network equipment maker will try to increase the revenue it gets from licensing patents.Alcatel-Lucent, the French maker of telecommunications network equipment,...
An Irish Gymnast's Path to the Olympics Is Paved with Serious Injuries
Ireland's only Olympic gymnast had to overcome a cruel series of injuries, two so severe that doctors told him he would never walk again.Before life threw at him more adversity than one person ought to bear, Kieran Behan told his mother that he would...
Appraiser Needed to Settle Dispute over Brokerage
Perella Weinberg, an investment bank, has been called in to appraise the value of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, before Morgan Stanley can buy an additional 14 percent of the business from Citigroup.Brokerage firms were once the bread and butter of Wall...
A Rich Bloodline and an Even Richer Owner ; Sport Used to Splendor Draws Attention for Horse Owned by Ann Romney
Rafalca, a 15-year-old mare co-owned by Mitt Romney's fie, Ann, will make her Olympic debut next week in dressage.More than 10,000 athletes are descending on London this week for the Summer Olympics, including global names like Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius...
Auto Giants Confront Need to Cut Back in Europe ; Plunging Sales May Force Carmakers to Close Down Factories and Cut Payrolls
The most dreadful year for European car sales in more than a decade may force the region's industry to deal with the overstaffed, underused factories that have been undermining earnings for years.For European carmakers, the day of reckoning may finally...
Big-Box Retailers Adapt to Urban Market as Americans Shift toward Cities
As the population grows faster in cities than in suburbs, many large retailers like Wal-Mart and Target are adding smaller urban properties and tailoring the goods to city customers.As young Americans move to cities, retailers that grew up in the suburbs...
Bolivar, Back and Better Than Ever
A century and a half of hero worship has left Simon Bolivar's real legacy shrouded in layer after layer of mythology.Venezuelans looked on in astonishment Tuesday as President Hugo Chavez unveiled a 3D photo reconstruction of the face of our independence...
Bollywood Star Uses His Fame to Put Spotlight on India's Social Problems
Aamir Khan is variously described as India's Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney or Bono for drawing attention to longstanding social problems.Seven years after two television reporters broadcast footage in which more than 100 doctors offered to illegally...
Britain's Living Legacy to the Games ; from the Days of Empire, an Essential Contribution: The Sports Themselves
British-codified, British-influenced sports are legion. At the Olympics, they include track and field, swimming, boxing, rowing, sailing, soccer, badminton, tennis and even table tennis.They have staged and will stage the Summer Games in many countries,...
Builder of Bank Empire Thinks It's Too Big
Sanford I. Weill, former head of Citigroup, said that the Glass- Steagall rules separating banking and investment were previously inappropriate but might be right for the current financial climate.In politics, it is called flip-flopping. In banking,...
Campaign Trail Musings from Ancient Rome
The translator of "How to Win an Election" believes it is a classic work along the lines of Machiavelli's "Prince," since it "provides timeless counsel to those who aspire to power."How to Win an Election An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians. By Quintus...
Change of Pace at Cricket's Hallowed Ground ; Olympic Archers to Make Their Stand on the Field of the Legendary Lord's
Competitors at Lord's will shoot against the backdrop provided by the late-Victorian Pavilion at the Marylebone Cricket Club in London, perhaps the most famous building on any cricket ground.Being ejected from your own workplace while an interloper takes occupation...
Chateau Styled by Dior Is for Sale
Fifteenth-century coach house in southern France was remade to express the famed designer's personal taste.The Chateau de la Colle Noir, a stone castle draped in vines whose most famous owner was the couturier Christian Dior, has been put on the market...
China Charges Disgraced Official's Wife in Briton's Death ; Authorities Feel Urgency to Settle Case before Change of Leadership
Gu Kailai, the wife of the suspended Politburo member Bo Xilai, has been charged with poisoning a British businessman, Xinhua, the state-run news agency, reported ThursdayGu Kailai, the wife of the disgraced political leader Bo Xilai, has been charged...
Choking off Freedom in the Maldives
The West offers tepid protests as a cabal backed by Islamist extremists consolidates power.In February, a cabal backed by an ousted dictator and a group of extremist Islamists dealt a severe blow to nascent democracy in a country many people consider...
Cubans Begin to Rebuild Their Residential Real Estate Market ; as Private Sales Increase, Many Worry That Changes Could Easily Be Reversed
As private sales increase, many in Havana worry that the government changes could easily be reversed.A university administrator knows she is privileged to have a small apartment in a prime quarter of Old Havana, given to her by the government for a peppercorn...
Extreme Weather Stretching U.S. Infrastructure to Its Limits ; Heat, Drought and Storms Have Damaged Subways, Roads and Power Plants
Excessive warmth and dryness have been buckling highways, kinking rail lines and affecting other infrastructure in the United States - - and the extreme weather episodes are expected to continue.From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois,...
Fierce Summer Conditions May Threaten Ozone Layer
A study focused on the United States because that is where the data were collected. But the researchers pointed out that similar conditions could exist at other mid-latitude regions around the globe.Strong summer storms that pump water high into the...
Financial Reports Underscore Depth of Europe's Bank Woes
Banco Santander of Spain had to set aside more money to cover bad loans, while Lloyds Banking Group continued to deal with the aftermath of an insurance scandal.The Spanish lender Banco Santander reported sharply lower earnings Thursday and Lloyds Banking...
Food Criticism in Russia Adds Pinch of Politics
A chief Russian public health official, Dr. Gennady Onishenko, used a complaint about worms in a McDonald's sandwich to bash American cuisine, in what is becoming a pattern of anti-American rhetoric.McDonald's restaurants serve a lot of customers, and...
From the 5 Rings, 25 Athletes to Watch
The five interlocking Olympic rings, making up one of the most recognizable symbols in the world, represent the five continental zones whose athletes will compete in London.It has been 100 years since Baron Pierre de Coubertin designed the interlocking...
Games' Social Legacy Awaits Score ; East London Benefits from Improvements, but Lasting Effects Less Clear
Thirty-five teenagers from ethnically mixed districts in London helped persuade the Olympic Committee that their generation needed the Games, but seven years later it is unclear how impressive the legacy will be.Amber Charles still remembers the wasteland...
Getting in Some Late Licks ; since Keith Richards Struck Gold with a Book, Other Rockers Are Writing
At a time when record sales are plummeting, the reasons for the memoir surge among aging rock stars seem to be personal and artistic as well as commercial.Like a lot of other rock and pop stars the singer and keyboard player Gregg Allman read "Life,"...
Hong Kong March Ends in Labor Camp ; China Punishes 2 People Who Took Part in Event Marking 1997 Handover
The two Chinese nationals were each sentenced to 14 months in a labor camp for participating in a march in Hong Kong marking the territory's handover to China from Britain.Two people in mainland China have been sent to a labor camp for attending a march...
Is It Party Time for Wiggins? ; Fresh from Tour Victory, Briton Hops Channel to Meet Bigger Challenges
Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to win the Tour de France, could not truly celebrate Sunday in Paris with the Olympic men's road race in England only six days away.It is usually festive at the Hotel Concorde La Fayette, on the western edge of Paris,...
Jordan Keeps Wary Eye on Syrian Influx ; Steady Flow of Refugees Could Threaten King's Delicate Grip on Power
Jordan, one of Syria's neighbors, has taken in thousands of refugees, but the flood of people and rising turmoil has put it under pressure.Fearing the fallout and the spread of the uprising in Syria, Jordanian officials have recently moved more forcefully...
Little Town on the Prairie, Where the Jobs Are
If the place you love can't quite climb out of the recession, think of this as consolation. At least you're not living in a man camp and waiting half an hour in line for a Big Mac.Right now you are probably asking yourself: "What would it be like to...
Mali's Army Takes Revenge on Rivals ; the Military Attacks Junta's Opponents Instead of the North's Extremists
While much alarm has been expressed about the extremist ministate in the north, the situation in the Malian capital is dire in its own way, with a worsening climate of repression and intimidation.Hooded gunmen have abducted and beaten journalists at...
Negative Ads Focus on Issue of Identity
The two candidates, who can have trouble connecting with voters on a personal level, are using negative ads to define each other as detached from mainstream American life.The man looks incredulous, his voice rising in exasperation as he tells President...
Nomura Chief and Aide Resign in Trading Scandal
Kenichi Watanabe and his top lieutenant resigned to take responsibility for a scandal after revelations that their employees had abetted insider trading.In a resignation more reminiscent of Nomura's scandal-ridden 1990s than the global investment bank...
Open Borders, but Clashing Laws ; 27 National Jurisdictions Cause Practical Problems for Gay Couples in Europe
Europe prides itself on its open borders, but many gay couples leave their rights behind when they cross them because of lingering differences on family law.When Kirsi Bestetti, 1 year old, tripped and cut her lip at her grandparents' house last summer,...
Portal to Heaven: When File-Sharing Is a Sacred Act
A Swedish government agency this year registered as a bona fide religion a church whose central dogma is that file sharing is sacred.People almost everywhere are file sharing these days, using computers to download music, films, books or other materials,...
Rebels Report Heavy Shelling; Army Musters at Aleppo's Edge
Anti-government activists reported heavy shelling by the army as it mustered soldiers, tanks and support vehicles on the southern outskirts of Aleppo for a widely anticipated assault on rebel fighters.Anti-government activists reported heavy shelling...
Record U.S. Drought Threatens to Increase Food Prices across the Globe
Economists fear a far greater effect outside of the United States because the country is a major exporter of a broad variety of agricultural products.Scorching heat and the worst drought in nearly a half-century in the United States are threatening to...
Remarks by E.C.B. Chief Lift Global Stock Markets
Markets and the euro rose after Mario Draghi said at a conference in London that the central bank would "do whatever it takes to preserve" the currency.The European Central Bank appears increasingly willing to throw around its weight in bond markets...
Rivals Ready for London Showdown ; Taking on the World, but Phelps and Lochte Mostly Face Each Other
Michael Phelps versus Ryan Lochte is swimming's perfect wave: two fierce competitors, one with the winningest portfolio and the other with a winsome personality, fighting a turf war as the world watches.In the beginning, Ryan Lochte swam at Michael Phelps's...
Safe from Fire, but Not Guns
The bottom line is that to promote public health and safety, we regulate everything from theater fire exits to toy guns. And if we impose rules on toy guns to make them safer, shouldn't we do the same with real ones?Cinemas like the one in Colorado where...
Scandals Cost Banks Their Auras
It was surprising to see how fast the banks regained their self- confidence and haughtiness after the financial crisis. But things seem to be changing.In the aftermath of the financial crisis, nothing was more surprising than the speed with which the...
Shell and Exxon Report Declines in Profit ; Operating Costs Are Rising Even as Fading Demand Holds Down Energy Prices
Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil attributed the results largely to lower energy prices as economies weakened worldwide.Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil, the biggest oil companies in Europe and North America, respectively, reported disappointing earnings...
Slumping Market Hits Steel Tycoon Hard ; Mittal Push That Created an Industry Giant Has Run Up against Harsh Realities
Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian-born tycoon who won an epic takeover battle that created ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel maker, is now struggling to cut costs as the global demand for steel falters.Steel is a volatile industry, but four years ago,...
Soccer Finds a Home in Fenway
An exhibition between Roma and Liverpool at the home of the Boston Red Sox was the latest sign that soccer was making inroads into the U.S. conscsiousness.There was the Green Monster and there was the Pesky Pole and there was the cubbyhole in the scoreboard...
Spain and Miners in Confrontation ; Conflict and Coal Strike Reflect Quandary over Cutting Energy Subsidies
Nowhere is the campaign to cut state subsidies felt as keenly as in places like Cinera, in the coal-mining north, whose very survival is bound to government support.This village in northern Spain has lived on mining for generations, its gritty labors...
Spanish Banker Defends His Legacy ; Ex-Chairman of Bankia, Who Also Led I.M.F., Denies He Hid Problems
Rodrigo Rato said every big decision he made in his two years at Bankia had been under the guidance of the Spanish government and Spain's central bank.The former chairman of Bankia, the institution at the center of Spain's banking woes, countered harsh...
Spiritual Aspirations in Salzburg ; Festival Is Part of a Trend Honoring Sacred Music around the World
The summer festival is part of a trend toward honoring sacred music around the world.It has been called the city of churches, and bell towers sound frequent reminders. Yet there is little about latter-day Salzburg, which fiercely commercializes its status...
Surveillance, Kept Forever under Wraps
A U.S. judge has written that most court orders allowing surveillance of people's e-mail and cellphone records are so secret that they might as well be "written in invisible ink."A big part of Magistrate Judge Stephen W. Smith's job in U.S. District...
Tax-Break Showdown
Senate Democrats extended a middleclass tax break. House Republicans will kill the bill for raising taxes on the rich.In a rare show of old-fashioned democracy, Senate Republicans allowed Democrats a simple-majority vote on Wednesday to pass a bill extending...
Team Sky Delivers Marketing Gold ; Backing Winning Team in Tour De France Pays off for Murdoch's BSkyB
With Team Sky taking first and second place, the broadcaster, whose primary shareholder is News Corp., made the most of its first foray into bicycle racing.Nearly a week before the opening of the Olympic Games in London, the first gold of the summer...
The Best, the Beautiful and the Bizarre ; One Man's Top-10 List of Moments to Remember at the Summer Games
One of the problems with most top-10 lists is that somebody is always getting left off. Nevertheless, here is one man's list of the 10 biggest moments in Summer Olympics history.One of the problems with most top-10 lists, especially with a list of the...
Times Co. Posts Quarterly Loss after Write-Down
The $88.1 million loss followed a write-down in the value of About.com and continuing declines in print and digital advertising revenue.The New York Times Co. on Thursday reported a loss for its second quarter because of a write-down in the value of...
U.S. and China Swap Criticism on Rights
U.S. officials pointed to constraints on freedom of expression in China and persecution of minorities; while China singled out discrimination in the United States and prison conditions.The U.S. State Department has released its latest sober diagnosis of...
Weather Extremes in U.S. Threaten Infrastructure ; Heat, Drought and Storms Put Severe Strain on Highway and Power Grids
The concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that underpin infrastructure in the United States are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms.From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel...
Winning Hasn't Been Everything ; Japan's World Cup Title Didn't End Struggle by Women to Earn Respect
The soccer World Cup title didn't end the struggle to earn respect at home for the players and their sport.When Saki Kumagai buried the penalty kick that clinched Japan's first Women's World Cup title last July, it touched off a celebration of joy, pride...
World's Eyes Turn to London ; despite Financial Turmoil, 2012 Olympic Spectacle Will Be Far from Austere
After twice organizing the Summer Olympics on short notice, London finally has the chance to show the world what it can do with a proper timetable.So, after twice organizing the Summer Olympics on short notice, London finally has the chance to show the...
Young Leader Appears with His Wife in Pyongyang ; A Break with the Past Seems Intended to Signal Openness and Maturity
The appearance of Kim Jong-un's wife is a sign that he is breaking from the style of his father, who was known for marrying beautiful performers but never introduced them to his people.She was first spotted at a gala concert for the country's who's who,...
Zynga's Woes May Rub off on Facebook
Zynga, a creator of games for Facebook, has sharply scaled back its earnings projections for the next quarter. The company is a big source of nonadvertising revenue for Facebook.The social games developer Zynga is withering faster than neglected corn...
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