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 March 30, 2012

5 Emerging Nations Pledge to Expand Mutual Trade
Leaders of the emerging world convened Thursday for a one-day summit meeting, pledging to expand mutual trade while urging faster changes to the Western-dominated global financial system.Leaders of the emerging world convened Thursday for a one-day diplomatic...
Adrienne Rich, 82, a Poet of Unswerving Vision Who Was at the Forefront of Feminism
Widely read, widely anthologized, widely interviewed and widely taught, Adrienne Rich was for decades among the leading writers of the feminist movement. She died on Tuesday at her home in California.Adrienne Rich, a poet of towering reputation and towering...
A Hard U.S. Balancing Act on Iran ; Obama Must Look Serious on Use of Military Option but Not Encourage Hawks
The more the president acts as though he would back Israel in an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, the more some officials fear that the hawkish narrative will make a military strike unavoidable.As American and European diplomats prepare for crucial negotiations...
A Penthouse Panorama in the Heart of Barcelona
The apartment, for sale at EUR 2.8 million, reflects the resilience of the Spanish city's top-end real estate.When he moved to Barcelona in 2006, Rab McLuckie's plan was to buy a house with plenty of space for his family in one of the city's leafy outlying...
Apple Supplier Pledges to Change
The pledge comes after a wide-ranging inspection by the Fair Labor Association, a monitoring group, found widespread problems.Foxconn, which manufactures 40 percent of the world's electronics for Apple, Dell, Amazon and other companies, has pledged to...
Assault Case in Ukraine Reveals Wide Resentments ; Woman's Rape Rattles Officials amid Suspicions of Bungling and Privilege
Angered as much by the crime as a perception of police incompetence, hundreds took to the streets this month in protests that were further inflamed by rumors that the young men involved were politically connected.It was an episode that shocked and enraged...
A Young Man's Path to Destruction ; Investigators in Rampage Doubt Qaeda Link, but Killer's Alienation Is Clear
Early investigations suggest that Mohammed Merah's personal angst was at least as important to his evolution into a self-styled jihadist as any terrorist network that might have been available to him.During the more than 30-hour standoff that ultimately...
Baghdad Summit Meeting Underscores Divisions among Arab Leaders
Billed as a show of unity, the meeting instead underscored divisions among Arab nations about the bloody crisis in neighboring Syria.Under heavy security and a clear blue sky, Arab leaders stepped off their private planes in Baghdad on Thursday to gather...
Beauty of Past Riches in Poor, Rural China
The legacy of the merchants of Anhui Province can be seen in their lavish two-story family villas, which are drawing the attention of scholars, tourists and filmmakers.CORRECTION APPENDED In the spring, as rapeseed flowers bloom, this fertile...
Billionaire Brothers Arrested in Graft Case
The brothers, Raymond and Thomas Kwok, the joint chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties, were taken into custody Thursday in connection with an investigation into bribery offenses.Hong Kong's anti-graft agency on Thursday arrested two billionaire brothers...
Defective Wires in Implanted Defibrillators Have Killed 22, Study Says
The malfunction in implanted defibrillators occurs when insulation on wires breaks down, causing short circuits.A defect in wires that connect patients' hearts to implanted defibrillators has caused at least 22 deaths, possibly as a result of short circuits...
E.U. Levies Big Fines on Freight Cartel
The commission has fined United Parcel Service, Kuehne & Nagel and other shipping companies millions for fixing prices on freight.The participants in a freight cartel were caught not so much red- handed as green-fingered.Seeking to conceal their price-fixing...
Faster Trading Brings More Frequent Glitches
Problems like those that affected BATS Global Markets' stock debut and trading in Apple shares have rattled the confidence of some investors, but the numbers have gone up every year since 2007.Stock market disruptions like the ones last week that temporarily shut...
Film Documents the Downfall of a Face of Climate Change
Jon Shenk's "The Island President" started out as a film to give a face to climate change, It ended up focused on another big cause - - democracy.Jon Shenk, the director of the documentary "The Island President," said he made the movie to give a human...
Finding the Right Dose of Protection ; Euro Zone's Bailout Fund Needs to Be Not Too Small but Not Too Big, Either
Finance ministers will seek to agree on a bailout fund large enough to satisfy the markets but not so large as to risk the creditworthiness of countries like Germany.How big is big enough for a permanent bailout fund for the euro zone? When finance ministers...
Foot Fossil Points to Prehuman Species That Lived in Trees
Bones that are 3.4 million years old appear to settle the question of whether Australopithecus afarensis was the only line of hominins, or prehumans, living then.It now seems that Lucy, the 3.2-million-year-old skeleton, shared Eastern Africa with another...
From South Sudan to Yale
As college applicants receive admissions news, they might find inspiration in the path an orphan from South Sudan took to Yale University.Paul Lorem epitomizes a blunt truth about the world: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not. Lorem, 21, is...
Generations Are Housed in a Reworked Victorian Villa
In Devon, residence reflects British trend of families living together.When Rae Farquharson needs to borrow sugar, she asks her daughter, who lives in the apartment upstairs. And when she wants a cup of tea and a chat, she goes next door, stepping over...
Germans Pull out of U.K. Nuclear Power Push ; RWE and E.On Abandon Ambitious Project, Putting Emission Goals at Risk
The German power firms RWE and E.On backed out of a venture to build nuclear plants in the south, needed to provide cleaner burning energy in compliance with E.U. laws.Britain's plans for a new generation of nuclear reactors suffered a serious setback...
Health Care Ruling to Shape 2012 Race ; as the Supreme Court Deliberates, Both Sides Prepare for the Fallout
There is but one certainty about the legal argument: There will be substantial political fallout no matter how the Supreme Court rules.The law professor side of President Barack Obama is highly intrigued by the Supreme Court hearings over the constitutionality of...
Ignore the Score: A.C. Milan Gets Points for Defense
Milan held Barcelona, 0-0, in the Champions League, putting the pressure on the Spanish club when it plays at home next week.Only in Italy is defending revered so highly.A.C. Milan, itself steeped in European glory, on Wednesday celebrated a goalless...
In Athens, a Space for Discoveries
An apartment in the city's ancient Plaka is filled with recycled and vintage pieces.If it is Sunday morning, Peter Poulos will most likely be on his way to the flea market. In five years of living in Greece, he has rarely missed it. His apartment of...
In Judy Garland's Skin
Tracie Bennet, a Briton who has played various versions of Judy Garland, aims to show Broadway the essence of an American icon.Judy Garland pops a great many pills in Act II of "End of the Rainbow," the new Broadway show about the consequences of her...
In the U.S., Is Heckling a Protected Right?
Whether fan speech is covered by the First Amendment is not a yes- or-no question, but instead is dependent on the situation.At a North Carolina State University men's basketball game last month, the former Wolfpack stars Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani were...
It's Big Data, Not Big Iron, That Counts in Computing
The $200 million effort will try to make sense out of the rising flood of digital data from many sources, including the Web, biological and industrial sensors, video, e-mail and social network communications.The U.S. government is beginning a major research...
JetBlue Incident Highlights Security Gaps ; Airlines and U.S. Agency Rely on Pilots to Divulge Any Health Problems
The airlines and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration rely on pilots to disclose any physical or mental health problems they may have or medication they are taking.Airplane cockpits are meant to be the last line of defense against outside aggressors....
Mansion of Historic Value for Sale ; A Rarity Hits the Market in Mexico's Capital, Where Glass and Steel Dominate
One of Mexico City's remaining traditional homes is offered at 75.88 million pesos, or $6 million.As the Mexican capital has grown and modernized, many traditional homes of stone and ceramic tiles have been replaced by towers of glass and steel.But now...
More Guns, Fewer Hoodies
Whenever there is a terrible shooting incident, our politicians talk about everything except whether the tragedy could have been avoided if the gunman had not been allowed to carry a firearm.The debate over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin seems...
Nations near Deal to Tap Oil Reserves ; Rising Prices May Lead U.S., Japan and Others to Add Supplies, France Says
The French prime minister said there were "good prospects" that developed nations would reach agreement on tapping strategic oil reserves in a bid to lower gasoline prices.Francois Fillon, the French prime minister, suggested Thursday that a deal was...
Ominous Echoes from Syria ; Refugees Describe Siege and Revolt Much Broader Than Previously Thought
Syrian refugees in Lebanon offered a rare witness account of the unfolding tumult in western Syria that they said was becoming more sectarian as a bombardment of communities continues.Sunni Muslims who have fled Syria described a government crackdown...
Opening Up, Myanmar Gains Rare Role in Global Power Game
As Myanmar loosens the grip of decades of military dictatorship and improves ties with the United States, China fears a threat to a well-established strategic partnership.Trucks trundle through modest villages around the clock. Workers in red overalls...
Paris Airport Takes New Shot at User-Friendly
Hoping to improve its lackluster rating by passengers, Aeroports de Paris and Air France will begin a major overhaul of the main Paris airport this summer.Paris Charles de Gaulle is the second-largest European airport in terms of passengers -- 61 million...
Rebels at Fed Stand Up to 'Too Big to Fail'
In its annual report, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas says the problems that led to the last financial crisis remain entrenched and are paying the way for another crisis.An annual report from a regional Federal Reserve bank is typically a collection...
Rezoning Plan for Hollywood Has Many Fearing a Loss of Area's Identity
The plan, which would turn parts of Hollywood into a high-rise zone, has many fearful that it would destroy the small-town charm of their community .Hollywood, once a sketchy neighborhood in a spiral of petty crime and decay, has been well on its way...
Russia Pushed to Act on Police Brutality ; A Death in Detention Leads to Firings, Arrests and Fresh Investigations
A death in custody in Tatarstan, a republic known for tolerance, has prompted the Russian government to investigate other reports of abuse there.Even now, after the police officers who brutalized him have been fired and jailed, after government investigators...
Scientists Focus on Sea Ice for Clues to Weather Extremes
Amid seesawing temperatures, suspicion is focused on the decline of sea ice in the Arctic, believed to be a consequence of the human release of greenhouse gases.Some people call what has been happening the past few years "weather weirding," and in the...
Seeking Votes for Dead Shares
Emmis Communications, an owner of radio stations, is asking a court to allow it to vote on behalf of a large bloc of preferred shares that were repurchased and "extinguished."There is an old joke in which a man says that when he dies, he hopes to be...
Setting the Benchmark for Indian Developments
Considered a landmark project for its construction quality and slum rehabilitation, The Imperial is a benchmark for high-end developments.This city's skyline is now dominated by twin towers that, at slightly more than 252 meters each, are the tallest...
Strike Hobbles Industry in Spain ; Overhaul of Labor Rules Meets with Protest on Eve of Budget Presentation
Heavy industry and large parts of the transportation network were disrupted as the strike was called by Spain's two main trade unions to protest a recent overhaul of labor rules.Heavy industry and large parts of the transportation network were disrupted...
Survey Indicates Recovery in Europe Remains Fragile
Manufacturers and builders are growing more pessimistic about their prospects even though the sovereign debt crisis seems to have eased.An official gauge of the mood among consumers and businesses showed Thursday that the euro zone economy remained fragile,...
Syrian Rebels Stepping Up Attacks on Assad Forces
Meanwhile, video footage showed what seemed to be evidence of a fresh bombardment of the central city of Homs, a focal point of the yearlong uprising.Syrian rebels seemed to intensify attacks on individual members of President Bashar al-Assad's security...
Testing Myanmar's Political Dispensation
Aung San Suu Kyi will sweep into Parliament in Sunday's election. But it will be only a first step on the road to democracy.Parliamentary by-elections on Sunday will mark a first, critical step in the transition from authoritarianism for an opposition...
The Making of an Etoile ; Surprise Promotion Causes Rumblings across French Ballet World
The unexpected naming of the Argentine dancer Ludmila Pagliero to star status at the Paris Opera last week has set the French ballet world aflutter.It was the stuff of which movies are made. And in fact a movie was being made, as Brigitte Lefevre, the...
The Numbers Wizard Behind Obamacare ; M.I.T. Economist Fears Court-Ordered Shifts May Badly Cripple Program
Jonathan Gruber has spent decades modeling the intricacies of the health care ecosystem, which involves making predictions about how new laws will play out.After Massachusetts, California came calling. So did Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Minnesota,...
The Old Boat and the Sea
The mast of the Judy of Gloucester lies on sawhorses, and I like walking the length before I feed the animals.There is a boat in my barn. I put it there last October, yet it surprises me every time I go down to get a bale of hay. A previous owner called...
The Place to Head off Malaria
Myanmar is in a unique position to halt the spread of malaria resistance to India and Africa.Throughout history malaria has been a major killer, particularly in tropical countries. Over the past half century several highly effective anti-malarial drugs...
The Veiled and the Beautiful ; Turkish Magazine Sees Itself as Vanguard in the Changing of Stereotypes
Ala -- "The Vogue of the Veiled" in the Turkish media -- has attracted 30,000 subscribers since its founding in June and reflects the rise of a growing Islamic bourgeoisie in Turkey.Across a neon-lit corridor in a modernist loft here, a group of Eastern...
U.S. Investigators Look into MF Global
Testimony to lawmakers by the firm's general counsel and two top finance officers on Wednesday indicated that the U.S. investigation was progressing, five months after the firm's bankruptcy.Top MF Global executives and their lawyers have been meeting...
Was the Taxman Not Too Hasty When He Set upon the Pasty?
The government's plan to impose a tax on hot take-away food while lowering income taxes on millionaries brings back memories of other unpopular measures.George Osborne, the very posh chancellor of the Exchequer, confesses that he cannot recall the last...
Weak Bribe Controls Found at U.K. Banks
A report by the Financial Services authority also found that managers at 15 investment banks were not sufficiently informed about anti-corruption and bribery laws.A review of 15 investment banks by Britain's financial regulator revealed Thursday that...
When Stealing Isn't Stealing
What we choose to call a given type of crime ultimately determines how it's formulated and classified and, perhaps most important, how it will be punished.The U.S. Justice Department is building its case against Megaupload, the hugely popular file-sharing...
Why Can't Everybody Just Get Along?
In his new book, "The Righteous Mind," Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia, seeks to enrich political discourse with a deeper awareness of human nature.The Righteous Mind. Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion....
Will Augusta Admit I.B.M. Chief, a Woman? ; Men-Only Club Extends Invites to I.B.M Chiefs, but New One Is a Woman
The club that hosts the Masters has never allowed a female to jion, yet it traditionally invited the I.B.M. chief executive to become a member.CORRECTION APPENDED It has been nine years since a rather futile protest brought the issue of Augusta...
Winnipeg Loves the Jets, and It's Not Afraid to Say So -- Loudly
The fans have embraced the return of the N.H.L. to their city and have made their arena the most raucous in the league this season.The New York Rangers caught a break before their game against the Winnipeg Jets. On Monday night the Jets lost to Ottawa,...
Working with Russia
Despite Mitt Romney's reckless comments, the United States will have to work with Russia on missile defense.Two decades after the end of the Cold War, Mitt Romney still considers Russia to be America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe." His comments display either...
World Bank Reflects New Order in Hunt for President ; U.S. Nominee Favored, but Emerging Economies Display Clout in Process
Though the American nominee is virtually certain to win, the fact that more than one candidate is in the running attests to the rising political and economic clout of the developed world.For the first time in its history, the World Bank is considering more...
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