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 30, 2012

Accelerated Course Teaches Start-Up Tools
For tuition of less than $1,000, students attend classes with one goal in mind: to create a fully operational company.Can you build a technology entrepreneur from scratch in four months flat?Yes, contends a global training program called the Founder Institute,...
A Flood of Knock-Offs Threatens Venice's Culture of Craftsmanship
Vendors like the Senegalese are displacing the merchants of Venice, selling cheap and often illegal Chinese knock-offs of everything from local glass chandeliers, to oil paintings of scenic canals and designer handbags.CORRECTION APPENDED Perched...
Africa's Third Liberation
To ensure a new future with both jobs and development, African governments will have to embark on a path down which few have so far ventured.The first years of this century have produced Africa's best decade of economic expansion since the end of the...
A Long, Uphill Battle
With no cure or vaccine in sight, there are still ways to curb the epidemic so as to reach the ultimate goal of producing an "AIDS- free generation."The international AIDS conference in Washington has made two points clear. There is no prospect that...
Americans Who Live Abroad Seek U.S. Review ; Bill Would Create Panel to Assess Government's Services for Expatriates
A bill being introduced in Congress this week would create a presidential commission to examine how the federal government serves Americans living overseas.At a time of widespread discontent among American expatriates over voting complications, taxation...
Apple Is Coveting Twitter's Social Life ; an Alliance Could Answer the Growing Threat from Google and Facebook
Talks between the two companies are a sign that they may form a stronger partnership amid intensifying competition from companies like Google and Facebook.Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent...
A Ruthless Finisher Takes on Politics
Andriy Shevchenko, a revered former soccer player, is hitting the tough-and-tumble field of Ukrainian politics.Andriy Shevchenko, first among goal scorers in his part of the world, is leaving soccer to become a politician.He gave Ukraine a victory over...
As Sport Grows, N.B.A. Weighs Olympic Options
The N.B.A. is reassessing its involvement in the Olympics with an eye toward an even bigger and more popular international sporting event: soccer's World Cup.Often obscured in the haze of celebration of the Dream Team is this fact: The United States...
Australian Rugby Player Working to Prove Himself in Football
Hayden Smith is always eager for new challenges, and the former basketball and rugby star has found a doozy: training to play football at the elite level in the National Football League.Hayden Smith hails from a magnificent part of this planet, the Blue...
Bar Is Raised for E.C.B. to Back Up Vow to Save Euro ; Bold Action Anticipated but Draghi Could Have Tough Time Delivering
Bold action is anticipated but the central bank's president could have tough time delivering.Mario Draghi demonstrated last week how a few choice words from a central bank chief can make or break fortunes, even those of whole nations.Now, Mr. Draghi,...
Biggest Splash, and Improvement, in Pool Comes from China
Sun Yang of China won the 400-meter freestyle, and 16-year-old Ye Shiwen smashed the world record in the women's 400 individual medley.It was a rough opening night in the pool for defending Olympic champions, above all a certain Michael Phelps, but it...
Can Ichiro Live Up to His Legend in New York? ; Renowned Outfielder Having a Renaissance, but Can He Play Left Field?
His arm may not be as threatening as it once was, but Ichiro Suzuki, the Yankees' newest outfielder, is having a renaissance of sorts in his baseball career.It took 125 years for Major League Baseball to get its first Japanese position player. And once...
Cleaning Up the African Kitchen ; Ugandan Puts His Savings into Fuel Project to Help Save Lives and Create Jobs
A Ugandan has put all of his savings into a project that is helping to save lives, create jobs and provide a cheaper source of fuel in Africa.When Sanga Moses was traveling to the tiny Ugandan village where his mother lives, he spotted a familiar figure...
Coming Soon: America's Big Trade-Off
As baby boomers age, Americans face tough choices. We can pay for nursing homes or for nursing Afghanistan.When you talk to Chinese officials lately, it doesn't take long before they express concern about America's "rebalancing" of forces - - the prospect...
Diplomat Urges U.S. to Learn from Its Past ; Retiring Envoy's View Shaped by Seeing Limits of Power in Foreign Wars
Ryan C. Crocker, the diplomat most linked to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, says policy makers must learn from those wars as they consider military options for current crises.The U.S. diplomat most associated with the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan...
Disaster Resonates in Japanese Election ; Rural Race for Governor Turns into a Referendum on Use of Nuclear Power
A governor election in the countryside is making national headlines as it evolves into an informal referendum on nuclear power's place in Japan's future, a topic that continues to divide the nation.In ordinary times, an election for governor in this...
Don't Fear to Ask for Help and Feedback
Dennis Crowley is co-founder and chief executive of Foursquare, a technology start-up that allows friends to share their locations.Dennis Crowley Co-founder and chief executive of Foursquare, a technology start-up that allows friends to share their locations.Q....
Egypt's Islamists Tread Lightly, but Skeptics Squirm
So far, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, has made no move to institute Islamist change. But skeptics fear what will happen in the long term.During the Egyptian presidential campaign, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed...
Enigma of Murder Suspect ; Chinese Politician's Wife Presented Different Faces in Britain, Residents Say
Gu Kailai, the 53-year-old Chinese lawyer charged with murdering a British businessman, presented different faces to different people.To some who knew her in Britain, she was a loving mother who had moved here for her son's education, prepared green...
Erasmus Educational Exchanges Celebrate 25th Anniversary ; European Program Seen as Example of Successful Regional Integration
The Erasmus educational exchange program is being hailed as one of the success stories of European integration.When Michael Koller was an architecture student and preparing for an Erasmus exchange 16 years ago, a friend who had done the program a few...
Fitness That's All in the Wrist
The FuelBand by Nike is part of a new, ambitious breed of fitness tracking devices and apps that promise to transform their owners into personal data collectors. But there are problems.CORRECTION APPENDED This month, I found myself obsessing...
For British Marathon Legend, a Finish Line She'll Never Reach
Paula Radcliffe, still the fastest women's marathoner in history, withdrew from the British Olympic team on Sunday.Even when the victories and the kilometers came easy to Paula Radcliffe, it has always looked like a struggle, her head jerking with each...
For Judoka, a Fleeting but Familiar Moment
The Olympic day started at 9:30 a.m. for Jacob Gnahoui, Benin's flag-carrier and judoka, but his entire Olympic experience was over five minutes later.This is how Jacob Gnahoui spent his Olympics. For a little more than three minutes, he grappled and...
Greek Talks on New Cuts Extended by Lenders
A Finance Ministry official said Sunday that envoys representing foreign lenders would remain in Athens "as long as is necessary" to finish a "credible package."Envoys for Greece's international lenders have extended their mission to Athens indefinitely,...
Gymnasts Defy Age to Compete in London on Vault and Rings ; Thirty-Somethings Rare in Teenage Pursuit Where Older Bodies Stiffen Up
Oksana Chusovitina of Germany and Jordan Jovtchev of Bulgaria are rare gymnasts who still compete at an Olympic level in their 30s. Jovtchev has already qualified for a London 2012 final.From a distance, Oksana Chusovitina blends in with the other Olympic...
Hamilton Is Pressured, but Wins in Hungary
It was the McLaren driver's second victory of the year - after the Canadian Grand Prix in June - his third victory in Hungary and the 19th of his career.It was another Hungaroring procession. But it was also 1.0 second away from producing history, from...
Indian Officials Blamed in Deadly Riots ; Some Say the Authorities Ignored Warning Signs as Ethnic Tensions Boiled
Critics said that government officials were deliberately negligent when rioting broke out in the state of Assam, while the state's chief minister said he had no indication that troops would be needed.There is a numbing familiarity to the riots that struck...
Japan's Universities Go Global, but Slowly ; New Institutions Lead in Foreign Exchanges as Older Rivals Lag Behind
New universiities outside the major Japanese cities are beating bigger and older rivals by attracting more international students and graduates who are likely to be multicultural and multilingual.Takuya Niiyama, a sophomore at Akita International University,...
Limiting Religious Liberty
The Chick-fil-A flap is the latest sign of confusion about what "free exercise" of religion means.The words "freedom of belief" do not appear in the First Amendment. Nor do the words "freedom of worship." Instead, the Bill of Rights guarantees Americans...
Machine Chatter Drives Cell Traffic ; Devices Communicating with Each Other Generate Growing Torrent of Data
Machine-to-machine communication, a stream of consciousness based on semiconductors, is poised to reinvigorate the mobile industry.Ocado, an online grocery store in England, prides itself on its delivery of refrigerated foods: When the company says the...
Mitt's Olympic Meddle
Even as he angled to appear Anglo-Saxon and obsequiously vowed to restore the bust of Churchill to the Oval Office, Mitt condescended to the nation that invented condescension.So the Republican presidential contender, eager to show off more than gubernatorial...
Not a Medal for Shopping, Yet ; at Entrance to Games, a Privately Developed Mall Is Jarring to Some
About two-thirds of the crowds expected at the Games will be funneled directly to the front door of the Westfield Stratford shopping mall.Most visitors to the London Games will arrive at the Olympic complex and find a rather inhospitable two-word greeting:...
Nuns Weigh Response to Vatican ; after Searing Rebuke on Doctrinal Loyalty, U.S. Group Examines Options
At a meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, American nuns are planning to try to craft a response to a searing rebuke by the Vatican that questioned their doctrinal loyalty.American nuns are preparing to assemble in St. Louis, Missouri, next week for a pivotal...
Obama Takes Big Gamble by Going Negative ; Benefits Equation Hints That Tarring Romney Is Worth Cost to Own Image
The president's prospects for re-election now rest in part on one of the biggest gambles of his career: that the benefits of trying to eviscerate Mitt Romney outweigh the costs to his own image and reputation.As President Barack Obama pushes Mitt Romney...
Patent Disputes Could Change the Smartphone Landscape
A jury will be asked to slog through the dispute between the two companies beginning Monday in California, the latest phase in a global campaign of smartphone patent litigation.Patent trials are part bombast, part boredom. Lurid accusations of corporate...
Phelps Misses Podium, but Plenty of Chances Left ; after Training for Years, Lochte Enjoys 'Shock' of Winning Gold Medal
Michael Phelps, the U.S. swimming sensation who owns 16 Olympic medals, failed to make the podium in his opening Olympic event, shocking his coach and him.At the end of the 400-meter individual medley, Michael Phelps, the world's most celebrated swimmer,...
Poor Vision Proves to Be No Barrier ; South Korean Archer, with Eyes 'Of an Old Man,' Still a Contender for Gold
Im Dong-hyun, whose vision is blurry, was saddened by his team's failure to win gold in the Olympic team event, but still has a chance to be the first South Korean man to win.The target sits 70 meters away. Ten concentric circles telescope from white...
Rockets Are Keeping Their Eyes on Future Prizes ; General Manager Plans to Use Younger Players as Bargaining Chips
Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, is planning for the day when he can trade or acquire either Andrew Bynum or Dwight Howard by developing young players as bargaining chips.The general manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey,...
Romanians Decide the President's Fate
Romanians voted on Sunday in a referendum on whether to impeach Traian Basescu as president. Prime Minister Victor Ponta's efforts to unseat his rival have come under criticism by the European Union.Romanians voted on Sunday in a referendum on whether...
Romney Backs Israel's Right to Strike Iran ; Republican Invokes 'Solemn Duty' to Deny Tehran Nuclear Arms
Though Mitt Romney laid out no detailed policy plans, the strongest portion of his speech dealt with preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.Speaking before a crowd full of donors and supporters here, Mitt Romney on Sunday asserted his belief that...
Sins of Journalism Are Not Confined to Britain's Tabloid Newspapers
If this happened in any other industry, you would expect to see a full-court press by journalists seeking to shine a light on a corrupt culture allowed to run amok.Imagine this chain of events: A division of a large multinational company is accused of...
Steps to Close Gender Gap Sometimes Come in Half Measures
While major boosts for gender equality have been proclaimed at this Olympics, some of the steps seem to come in half measures.During the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, drew loud and sustained applause...
Taking Riders over the Moon ; Eventing Course Features a Design That Looks More Mini-Golf Than Olympic
The equestrian grounds at Greenwich Park offer obstacles that suggest miniature golf more than a major international sporting event.For the cross-country portion of the eventing competition on Monday, horses and riders will jump over a moon, a chess...
Team USA Is off to an Emphatic Start ; France Is Left Gasping as James Does It All, Short of Handing out Towels
LeBron James was the catalyst against France. As usual, at least as of late, he did not do so with scoring as much as with everything else.The U.S. men's national team picked up at the Olympics on Sunday where it had finished exhibition play in Spain....
The Burden of Safety Net Falls to Elders in Spain ; as Jobless Benefits End, Younger Generation Leans on Strong Family Tradition
As the effects of years of recession pile up, more and more Spanish families are leaning hard on their elderly relatives.Dolores Fernandez Mora, 76, and her husband, Mariano Blesa Julve, 75, once thought they would end their days in relative comfort, their...
The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic
The average land temperature on earth has risen 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years -- essentially all of it caused by human emission of greenhouses gases.Call me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate...
Thousands Rally against Hong Kong Curriculum ; National Education Plan Criticized by Parents and Teachers as Brainwashing
Although the city's education minister warned that protests would not stop or delay the introduction of Chinese national education into Hong Kong schools, thousands took to the streets Sunday.A day after the city's education minister warned that protests would...
Turkey Feels Strain of Syria Conflict ; Security Concerns Grow While the Border Region Is Pinched Economically
Syria's intensifying civil war is turning into a raging national security headache for Turkey, which is playing host to many Syrian refugees.People here call it Tuscany with minarets.Turkey's southeastern quadrant, along the Syrian border, is one of...
Unraveling France's Painful Past ; Paris Exhibit Documents Police Officials' Role in Roundup of Jews in 1942
Ceremonies, exhibits and an address by President Francois Hollande shed light on the 1942 deportation of more than 13,000 Jews.Early on a Thursday morning in July 1942, more than 4,000 police officers set out in pairs through the streets of occupied...
Wall Street Gave Libor a Healthy Push
As details about the Libor rate-rigging scandal emerge, an examination may be in order of how Libor became the world standard over a more obscure rate that bankers concede may have favored borrowers.And so Liborgate drags on and on and on.Last week,...
Yale-Peking University Program Canceled
A program that allowed Yale University undergraduates to study at Peking University for credit has been canceled, The Yale Daily News reported.Peking University program with Yale is canceledA program that allowed Yale University undergraduates to study...
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