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 11, 2013

Afghan Rebels Who Defected Have 2nd Thoughts ; Many Former Taliban, Unable to Work, Feel Cheated by Government
Numerous ex-insurgents are torn about their choice to lay down their arms. Many are unable to work and unable to return to their villages for safety reasons; most feel the government has cheated them.Eidi Mohammed, a former Taliban commander who recently...
A Frenchman Dreams of Russia
Russia has always needed its Diderots and Depardieus, just as much as they needed Russia.Returning home from a visit to Russia in 1774, the philosophe Denis Diderot wrote that in France, he could not "help but think that I've the soul of a slave in a...
After Draft Slight, Rodgers Is Ready for Payback
In a playoff game Saturday, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers will play the 49ers in San Francisco for the first time since the team chose not to draft the California native in 2005.By the time the Packers-49ers game kicks off Saturday night, it will...
A.I.G. Opts Not to Join Suit over Terms of Its Bailout
That case, brought by Maurice R. Greenberg, A.I.G.'s former chief executive, argues that shareholders lost tens of billions of dollars when the government attached onerous terms to the company's bailout.American International Group has said it will not...
A New Target for Housing Bubble Blame
Critics, like Edward J. Pinto of the American Enterprise Institute, argue that the Federal Housing Administration is actually destroying low-income communities with reckless loans.No matter how many times people debunk the notion that government policy...
A Search for Tiny Cars That Can ; Photographer Finds Vintage Models to Use in Soaring Chase Shots
Matthew Porter shops online for vintage muscle cars -- miniatiure ones -- that he uses to set up location shots of cars soaring through the air.Matthew Porter is shopping online for a vintage muscle car, and not just any car will do.He is tempted by...
Biden Readies Gun Proposals for Obama ; Vice President Will Send Recommendations to White House Next Week
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to give the White House proposals for stemming gun violence early next week, setting in motion legislative and executive actions to limit gun ownership.Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said on Thursday that...
Boundary- and Genre-Crossing Musicians
Ethan Mordden's "Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya."CORRECTION APPENDED Love Song. The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. By Ethan Mordden. 334 pages. St. Martin's Press, $29.99; Pounds 21.99. There was a time, not so...
Chargers to Help Reduce Gadget Separation Anxiety
The market for these mobile power sources has grown exponentially in the last two years, with more compact and more powerful options available that allow you to recharge hundreds of times.You undoubtedly know people so smitten with their smartphones...
China Paper That Set off Protests Still a Tinderbox ; Liberal Publication Has Long History of Tangling with Government Censors
Southern Weekend, a liberal publication, has a long history of tangling with government censors.The demonstrations have died down, reporters are back to work at China's most prominent weekly newspaper and its latest issue was published on schedule, but...
Crime on the Farm: Hay Thefts Soar after Deep Drought
Ranchers and farmers already struggling with drought and grass fires have a new scourge. Tough times have led to an increase in agricultural crime.Across the American West, ranchers, farmers and county sheriffs are grappling with a new scourge: hay rustling.Months...
Deep Rift Seen in Afghan Talks ; Ahead of Karzai Meeting with Obama, Analysts Warn of Sharp Differences
Radically different expectations from their meeting on Friday could cause new tensions in the notoriously fraught relationship between President Barack Obama and President Hamid Karzai.The last time President Barack Obama and President Hamid Karzai spoke...
Defense Nominee Will Find Few Allies in Senate despite 12 Years There
Despite spending 12 years in the Senate, Chuck Hagel will find himself with few close allies when the Armed Services Committee takes up his nomination to be secretary of defense this month.For a man who spent 12 years in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Hagel...
Diluting Bank Rules
New watered-down rules suggest banks are again dictating public policy in ways that could risk another crisis.A committee of central bankers and regulators from more than two dozen countries, including the United States, has disappointingly given in...
Disabled, but Striding Hard for Equal Opportunity ; Not Fully Able-Bodied, They Seek to Compete with Those Who Are
High schools and youth sports organizations throughout the United States are grappling with new and unusual challenges in finding ways to accommodate children with disabilities.Some disabled children are experiencing their own Oscar Pistorius moments...
Ethan Hawke Figures out Who He Is Onstage and Onscreen ; Movie Fame Aside, Actor Keeps Up a Steady Presence in Theater
Taking projects that appeal to him, Ethan Hawke won't let dollars dictate his choices.Seeing Ethan Hawke perched on a folding chair in a grungy Midtown rehearsal space leading actors through a reading is a bit of a shock. Not that he is there: Mr. Hawke...
Ex-U.S. Official Pulls Bid for Kosovo Telecom Stake
An investment fund run by the former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright withdrew its proposal after growing scrutiny about the possibility of conflicts of interest or special treatment for the fund.An investment fund run by the former U.S....
Far from Spotlight, History Is Made with a 70-Point Tiebreak
Two Davis Cup teammates from Monaco ended up playing what could have been the longest recorded tiebreak ever, finally finishing up 7- 6 (34), 6-1.While the elites of tennis gather in Melbourne to compete for a record first-place prize of nearly $2.5...
Fears for Morgan Stanley's Future Grow ; Staff Cuts Are Latest Sign Bank Is Struggling with New Realities of Wall St
The bank's strategy is raising questions among some on Wall Street about whether it should spin off or ditch much of its trading business.When Morgan Stanley's top executives gathered in mid-September at a hotel in New York to discuss strategy, some...
For Cyprus, Rescue Might Require Pain for Russians
Europe is under intense pressure to make private-sector investors, rather than European taxpayers, 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 Cyprus's...
France Torn over Gay Marriage ; Campaign Promise Hits Wall of Resistance When Parenting Enters Debate
Legalizing gay marriage -- "marriage for all" -- was a campaign promise by President Francois Hollande, a Socialist, but it has proven tricky and divisive.Frigide Barjot has made a career of mocking the establishment of France, dressing in fluorescent...
Fruitless Searches for Exits in China ; for Private Equity Funds, the Usual Route of I.P.O.'S Is Effectively Dead-Ended
The traditional route of initial public offerings, either locally or in the United States, has been effectively stifled.Welcome to the private equity game in China: You can buy in anytime you like, but you can never leave. At least, that is how it is...
Graduates of College Fared Better in Recession ; Educated Young Workers Lost Less in Employment and Pay Than Their Peers
Among Americans age 21 to 24, the drop in employment and income was much steeper among people who lacked a college degree, according to a recent study by Pew Charitable Trusts.Young adults have long faced a rough job market, but in the last recession...
Hagel for Defense
How refreshing to imagine decisions about war made by brave doves rather than by chicken hawks.Critics are pounding President Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, as soft on Iran, anti-military and even anti- Semitic. This is a grotesque...
Hedge Fund Giants Clash over Nutritional Firm ; Conflicting Bets Made over Whether Herbalife's Earnings Are Legitimate
William A. Ackman, a prominent hedge fund manager, claims that Herbalife, is a worthless house of cards. His rival, Daniel S. Loeb, argues that Herbalife will not only survive but thrive.They are two of the richest and most prominent hedge fund managers...
Improving the Ability to Foretell Crisis
A new assessment from a little-known agency created by the Dodd- Frank law argues that the models used by regulators to assess risk need to be fundamentally changed.Five years ago, the financial regulators of the United States -- and, more broadly, the...
In 2013, Expect Familiar Faces to Return as Champs
Some familiar teams -- Manchester United in the Premier League, and the Miami Heat in the N.B.A. -- will win titles, but expect a newcomer to triumph at the Tour de France.Luckily for all of us, 2012 was a bad year for big predictions.The world, despite...
Informant Is Spared Prison in Insider Case ; Ex-Analyst Who Gave Up 20 Names to Prosecutors Rewarded for Cooperating
The former analyst, Wesley Wang, cooperated with the authorities and provided them with the names of about 20 people he said had engaged in criminal activity.A former analyst at SAC Capital Advisors who has become a crucial informant in the U.S. government's...
In Laos, Nascent Freedoms Take Step Back ; Missing Land Specialist Has Many Worried about Iron Fist of Government
With Sombath Somphone, who led one of the most successful nonprofit organizions in Laos, missing, the Communist government of Laos is under increasing pressure to provide answers.He was last seen driving home in his old, rusty jeep. And then he vanished.The...
Interest Rates Held Steady in Europe and U.K. ; E.C.B. Sees Some Signs of Stabilization and Even of 'Positive Contagion'
The euro zone economy shows signs of stabilizing, the E.C.B. chief said Thursday, while the Bank of England kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged amid a dismal economic outlook.The euro zone economy shows signs of stabilizing and may even be in...
'Lincoln' Leads Oscar Field ; 'Life of Pi' a Close Second with 'Silver Linings' and 'Amour' Getting Nods
The highest number of Oscar nominations -- including for best picture -- went to "Lincoln," followed by "Life of Pi," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Les Miserables."Torture. Terror. Depression. Revolt. Where's Uggie the dog when you need him?The 85th...
Minting a Theoretical Coin to Skirt Debt Limits Would Be Legal, If Unlikely ; Trillion-Dollar Disc Is Backed by Those Seeing No Threat from U.S. Debt
The idea for trillion-dollar coin is getting plenty of attention in Washington, even though it's unlkely to ever become reality.A bizarre but seemingly legal idea for getting around the U.S. debt ceiling using a trillion-dollar coin is having its day...
Modernity Framing Tradition ; A London Bank Cuts a Distinguished Profile amid Skyscraper Blight
The new London headquarters of Rothschild, designed by the architecture firm OMA, adds a distinguished profile to a city that has recently binged on skyrscrapers.The other day I caught up with New Court, the London headquarters for Rothschild Bank, designed...
Mystery Unfurls in Killings of Kurds ; 3 Women Activists Found Shot at Information Office in the Center of Paris
Three Kurdish women, including a founding member of a leading Kurdish militant group fighting for autonomy in Turkey, were found shot to death on Thursday in Pairs.Three Kurdish women, including a founding member of a leading Kurdish militant group fighting...
New Evidence Planned in WikiLeaks Trial ; Military Says Bin Laden Saw Some Cables Handed to Organization by Soldier
Military prosecutors said they would offer evidence that Osama bin Laden received some of the leaked reports and submit logs of online chats between the U.S. Army private on trial and Julian Assange.U.S. military prosecutors preparing to try Pfc. Bradley...
New Smartphones Help Nokia Turn a Corner in Its Comeback
The erstwhile mobile phone giant will report a fourth-quarter 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...
New York Nears Accord on Gun Controls ; Republicans Clear Way for Assault Weapon Ban and Limit on Magazines
The state's proposed package would ban assault weapons and large- capacity magazines and add new measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people.New York State is nearing agreement on a proposal to put what would be some of...
Northern Europe Gets a Scolding ; Departing Official Warns against Painting South as Less Financially Virtuous
Jean-Claude Juncker, the departing leader of the group of ministers who oversee the euro, sharply criticized northern Europeans on Thursday for demanding austerity budgets from their southern neighbors.Jean-Claude Juncker, the departing leader of the...
North Korea Gets Warning as U.S. Group Bids Farewell ; without Internet Access, Country Will Fall Further Behind, Google Chief Says
Eric E. Schmidt of Google, returning from a visit to North Korea, said the country risked falling further behind if it did not provide more access to cellphone service and the Internet.Eric E. Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, returned from a...
Oasis of Calm Is Put Back Together, Piece by Piece ; on Mauritus, Renovation of Plantation Home Echoes Market Expansion
Restoration of a historic home on Mauritius echoes the growth in its real estate market.When a Mauritian businessman heard a couple of years ago that a historic plantation house in the island's capital of Port Louis was on the market, he seized the opportunity...
Obama Taps Budget Wrangler for Treasury ; Nominee Will Face Battle over U.S. Debt Ceiling, If Confirmed by Next Month
President Barack Obama will put forward the name of Jacob J. Lew as his nominee to replace Timothy F. Geithner.With his choice of Jacob J. Lew to be secretary of the Treasury, President Barack Obama has completed the transformation of his economic team...
One Life in One Place
What happens to an urban humanity estranged from solitude and silence?I came up to this small Welsh village the other day to celebrate one life lived in one place over 83 years at one with the land and with God -- the kind of life that is dying out in...
Outlook for Indian Economy? Opinions Differ
HSBC has cut its growth forecast for India and Fitch has restated its "negative" outlook, but other analysts say the economy is on the path to improvement.Is the Indian economy bottoming out, or getting worse? It depends on whom you ask. On Thursday,...
Pakistani Aid Workers
Recent attacks, possibly by militants, are jeopardizing critical efforts to wipe out polio in Pakistan.The murders of charity and aid workers in Pakistan has dealt a devastating blow to a national campaign to wipe out polio and other deadly diseases....
Rare Find: A Home Alone in Amsterdam ; Single-Family House in Museum-Fashion Area Has Garden and Parking
With apartments forming most of the city's housing stock, a rare one-family home goes on the market.In the heart of Amsterdam's museum and fashion district, Gerrit Steltman's five-story house is a rarity.The house, with eight bedrooms, is one of the...
Rise in Trade Shows China on Rebound
Chinese exports in December grew at the fastest pace since May, raising hopes of a firmer rebound in trade.Exports from China grew at their fastest clip in more than half a year in December, underpinning hopes that global trade might be stabilizing,...
Saudi Arabia Executes Nanny from Sri Lanka ; Rights Groups Had Fought Sentence, Saying Woman Received Unfair Treatment
Rights groups had urged the Saudi government to halt the execution, saying that the woman should have been treated as a minor in its judicial system and questioning whether her trial had been fair.A Sri Lankan woman who had been employed as a domestic...
S.E.C.'S Enforcer Set to Leave Unit He Revamped ; Oversight Chief Is Given Credit for Taking Action against Powerful Banks
After becoming the public face of Wall Street oversight and reining in firms like Goldman Sachs, Robert S. Khuzami is walking away from the spotlight.After becoming the public face of Wall Street oversight and reining in firms like Goldman Sachs, Robert...
Signs of a Rift in U.K. Coalition ; Deputy Premier Echoes U.S. Warning on British Drift Away from E.U
Nick Clegg, the deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, said that risking British membership in the union was perilous.A blunt warning from the United States to Prime Minister David Cameron over his plans to loosen ties with the European...
Solutions at Hand for the Software That Time Forgot: The Digital Calendar
The world's software makers have made great strides helping us manage our money, our phone numbers and our files. Now it's time they got around to how we manage our time.You know what's kind of wild? We can identify products by their container designs....
The Debt Ceiling's Escape Hatch
The president has a plausible way to work around the nation's borrowing limit. The sooner Congress knows that, the better.The fiscal cliff may have been avoided, but an even higher- stakes political standoff -- this time, over the federal debt ceiling...
Top UBS Executives Testify in Britain on Rate-Rigging
During a hearing Wednesday, British legislators asked why the illegal activity, conducted over six years through 2010, had not been discovered earlier.Senior executives of UBS, the Swiss banking giant, have faced tough questioning from British politicians...
U.S. Cautions Britain Not to Loosen E.U. Ties ; Rare Public Intervention Comes before Cameron's Speech on Union Plans
In a rare public intervention, a State Department official has implicitly urged the British government not to do anything that might endanger its membership in the European Union.The United States has entered Britain's debate over its relationship with...
U.S. Colleges Hit by Drop in Fees and Enrollment
The findings, in a survey by Moody's, are the latest sign of the financial turmoil hitting higher education.In the latest sign of financial turmoil in higher education, an annual survey of U.S. colleges and universities has found that a growing number...
U.S. Drug Agency Orders Lower Doses of Sleep Medication
The agency issued the requirement for drugs containing the active ingredient zolpidem. Using lower doses means less of the drug will remain in the blood in the morning hours.The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it was requiring...
Using the Familiar Pap Smear to Spot More Kinds of Cancer
For the first time, researchers have found genetic material from uterine or ovarian cancers in Pap smears.The Pap test, which has prevented countless deaths from cervical cancer, may eventually help to detect cancers of the uterus and ovaries as well,...
Virgin Mary Gets a Big Stage ; Provocative 'Testament' Is Rushed to Broadway after Success in Dublin
She will appear in "The Testament of Mary," directed by her longtime collaborator, Deborah Warner.The actress Fiona Shaw and her longtime collaborator, the director Deborah Warner, will return to Broadway this spring for the first time since their "Medea"...
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