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 10, 2013

Afghans Fear Gains from NATO Surge Won't Last ; Looking Past 2014, Few in Taliban Stronghold Express Faith in Kabul
The Taliban stronghold around Helmand is quieter now after a NATO troop surge, but there are doubts about the government's ability to ensure lasting peace after those forces leave in 2014.The battle against the Taliban in Helmand Province was so fierce two...
After String of Shell Oil Accidents, Washington Reviews Arctic Drilling
The review could halt or scale back Shell's program to open Alaska's Arctic waters to oil exploration, a $4.5 billion effort plagued by equipment failures, legal delays, mismanagement and bad weather.The U.S. Interior Department has opened an urgent...
An American Voice of Diversity ; Obama's Choice to Write Inaugural Poem Shares His Multifaceted Identity
The poet Richard Blanco, a son of Cuban exiles who is both Latino and gay, has a vision of America as a land of hard workand cooperation appears to be similar to the president's America.From the moment Barack Obama burst onto the political scene, the poet...
As China Journalists End Strike, Another Newsroom Is in Turmoil
Propaganda officials in the southern province of Guangdong have agreed to loosen controls over a newspaper whose struggle against censorship has galvanized free speech advocates across China.Propaganda officials in the southern province of Guangdong...
Biden Vows Swift Action in U.S. on Gun Violence
The new scrutiny of gun laws by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes place as many groups are grappling over what to do about the rapid-fire weapons used in recent mass killings. The new scrutiny of gun laws by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr....
Brazil Trying to End Investment Drought ; Government Steps Up Efforts to Entice More Firms to Pursue I.P.O.'S
Some of the lackluster I.P.O. performance of 2012 can be attributed to investors' nervousness about the global economy, but much also had to do with government policies in Brazil.The main Brazilian stock exchange forecast at the start of 2012 that 40...
Call to Bullpen Will Soon Be on a Cellphone
As part of a new sponsorship deal with a wireless provider, Major League Baseball will soon get rid of landlines that managers use to call the bullpen.The reserve clause is dead. And so are wool uniforms. There are no longer eight teams in each league....
Cap on Home Loans Aims to Avert New Dubai Bubble
A proposed central bank rule aims to protect the country's recovering property market by restricting how much banks can lend to purchasers.Just when Ali Zarzour was about to make a down payment for a 4.5 million dirham, four-bedroom villa in Dubai, a...
Careful Writer Stalks the Truth about Church of Scientology ; despite Threats, He Finds More People Willing to Discuss Its Problems
Lawrence Wright's book "Going Clear" shows that more people appear willing to discuss the church's image problems.The writer Lawrence Wright doesn't seem at all the sort of person you'd find in public wearing a black cowboy shirt emblazoned with big...
Chinese Bank in Deal for Ping an Pulls Back ; HSBC's Sale of Stake to Thai Group Possibly Violated Loan Rules
HSBC's sale of stake to Thai group possibly violated loan rules, according to people familiar with the situation.The British bank HSBC's bid to sell its 15.6 percent stake in Ping An Group, the Chinese insurance and banking giant, is in jeopardy after...
Chinese Man Pleads Guilty in U.S. in Broad Software Piracy
The man offered more than 2,000 pirated software products that could be used as applications in the military, engineering and space exploration and sold them at a fraction of their retail price.Nearly five years ago, a Chinese man named Xiang Li registered several...
Chuck Hagel, under Attack Again
Experience has taught Hagel the physical and mental toll of combat.It was a Frank Capra story with a Vietnam War twist. In 1968, a 21-year-old squad leader was riding shotgun on an armored personnel carrier when the Vietcong detonated a land mine. The...
Company in China Buys 2 Solar Operations ; Hanergy, a Dam Builder, Investing in Thin-Film Energy Technologies
Hanergy, a privately held company, has acquired MiaSole of the United States, adding to its earlier purchase of a unit of the Germany firm Q Cells, along with their thin-film technology patents.The solar panel industry may face severe overcapacity and collapsing...
Dark Memories of War Illuminate an Artist's Work ; Kurdish Painter's Blend of East and West Finds Niche in Mideast Market
Large-scale paintings by Hayv Kahraman employ elements of classical Japanese painting, illuminated Arab manuscripts and Italian Renaissance painting.Air raid sirens punctuate Hayv Kahraman's earliest childhood memories. The Kurdish, Baghdad-born artist...
Dissenter Holds Steady at the Fed ; without Making Waves, He Maintains Opposition to Fiscal Stimulus Policy
Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia, thinks the U.S. central bank's efforts to stimulate growth are ineffective and inappropriate.Jeffrey M. Lacker, the U.S. Federal Reserve's most persistent internal critic,...
Dreaming and Driving
Young undocumented immigrants who are allowed to work legally should be allowed to drive legally, too.Young undocumented immigrants who are allowed to work legally in the United States should be allowed to drive legally, too. It makes perfect sense,...
E.U. Bill Would Buttress Users' Control of Web Data ; Technology Industry Condemns Plan as Likely to Undermine Free Sites
If approved, the proposal would replace an advisory panel with an agency with the power to levy fines on companies who violate rules on the use of information gathered online.As the European Parliament prepares to overhaul the Continent's data protection...
Ex-SAC Analyst Spilled All in Trading Case
The analyst has given U.S. government agents the names of about 20 people who he said had engaged in insider trading at SAC Capital Advisors according to a court filing.A former analyst at SAC Capital Advisors, the hedge fund owned by the billionaire...
France Torn over Drive to Legalize 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...
Hall of Fame? It's More like a Rogues' Gallery ; Cooperstown Inductees Include Racists, Drunks and Confirmed Cheaters
Many of the players enshrined in Cooperstown might have been baseball greats, but they sure weren't great people.The Baseball Hall of Fame, the most august fraternity of its kind in American sports, unveiled its latest induction class Wednesday after...
He Who Knew Not
Greetings from the capital of shortsightedness, in politics and football.Everyone told me not to fall in love so quickly, that I'd get my heart broken.But I couldn't help it. Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris, the stellar Redskins rookies, were such...
Hong Kong Moves to Limit Information on Executives ; Proposals to Block Public from Seeing Details Come after Exposes in China
Proposals to block public from seeing details of corporate directors, including their ID numbers and addresses, come after exposes in China.After a year in which short-sellers continued attacks on companies from China and journalists conducted extensive investigations...
How to Bend the Curve
Why the United States needs to cut both debt and carbon emissions.Whenever I hear the word "cliff," I am reminded of something that President Obama's science adviser, John Holdren, used to say about how we need to respond to climate change because no...
India's Rape Victims
All Indians have a stake in fair trials and a stronger judicial system.Influenced by extraordinary street protests, Indian authorities have moved swiftly to try the men accused of gang-raping a 23-year- old physiotherapy student in New Delhi. Clearly,...
Infighting Takes Center Court in Indian Tennis ; When They're Not Feuding with Each Other, Players Bicker with National Body
When they're not bickering with each other, players are arguing with the national association, in the the latest instance, over the Davis Cup.In a reprise of the operatic bickering last summer over the Olympics, India's top tennis players are once again...
In Spain, Divorce Is a Luxury Some Can't Afford ; Financial Crisis Means Unhappy Couples Must Often Stay Together
Accounts from judges, lawyers and therapists, as well as couples themselves, indicate that many are staying in troubled relationships longer, often dividing living quarters because they can't afford to move.Esther Fernandez, a 45-year-old hairdresser,...
Left Behind
I said goodbye to my husband. Could I do the same with his stuff?When my husband, Mike, died of lung cancer five years ago at age 36, I was a very sad widow. I cried a lot. I took to bed. But eventually, I decided I'd had enough.Mike had a storage space....
Love Story, Family Story, an Affair to Remember
In Jojo Moyes's novel "Me Before You," the young assistant to a quadriplegic devises adventures they can undertake together.Me Before You. By Jojo Moyes. 369 pages. Pamela Dorman Books/ Viking, $27.95; Michael Joseph, Paperback, Pounds 7.99.When I finished...
Nashville: A Song of the South ; Mindful of Its Tradition, the Latest Hot City Storms Ahead with a New Luster
Residents in a city once embarrassed by its Grand Ole Opry roots while its Southern sisters boomed economically now smile broadly when the subject of Nashville's hot status comes up.Portland, Oregon, knows the feeling. Austin, Texas, had it once, too....
Not Even Close: 2012 Sets U.S. Temperature Record
The numbers are in: 2012, the year of extreme heat, a historic drought and a huge storm, turns out to have been the hottest year recorded in the contiguous United States since 1895.The numbers are in: 2012, the year of a surreal March heat wave, a historic...
Obama Aide Headed for Treasury ; Jacob J. Lew May Face Prickly Questioning from Republicans at Hearings
President Barack Obama will put forward the name of Jacob J. Lew as his nominee to be the next Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy F. Geithner.President Barack Obama will announce on Thursday that he intends to elevate his chief of staff and former...
Pipeline to Obama Is Dominated by Men ; Record on Appointments of Women Betters Bush's but Only Equals Clinton's
The Obama administration has compiled a record that significantly exceeds the proportion of women appointed by President George W. Bush but does no better than matching the Clinton administration.In an Oval Office meeting on Dec. 29, 11 of President...
Poetic Voice That Spoke for Pluralism
The writer Leung Ping-kwan was a caring, intelligent advocate of diversity in Chinese culture. In an age that saw so many attempts to reduce the many to the one, he wrote for the many.The last time I saw Leung Ping-kwan, a poet who celebrated and defined...
Routine Cervical Test May Help in Detection of 3 Types of Cancer
For the first time, researchers have found genetic material from uterine or ovarian cancers in Pap smears for cervical cancer, meaning that it may become possible to detect three diseases with just one routine test.The Pap test, which has prevented countless...
Russian Player Balks at Returning to N.H.L
Ilya Kovalchuk has 13 years left on his deal with the New Jersey Devils, but he said he would not rule out staying with his K.H.L. team in St. Petersburg for the rest of the season.With one notable exception, the New Jersey Devils players sound thrilled...
Safety Concerns Adding Up for Dreamliner ; Mishaps Including Fire Cast Doubt on Boeing's Manufacturing Prowess
For Boeing, much rides on the success of its newest and most sophisticated jet, the 787 Dreamliner. But a spate of mishaps is reviving concerns about the plane's reliability and safety.For Boeing, much rides on the success of its newest and most sophisticated...
Secret Double Standard
The C.I.A. invokes secrecy to serve the agency's interests but abandons it to discredit critics.In the last week, the American public has been reminded of the Central Intelligence Agency's contradictory attitude toward secrecy.In a critique of "Zero...
Shifting to a 'Light Footprint' ; Obama's Security Team Shares Similar Caution on Military Intervention
With his latest picks for senior national security posts, the president would have a team that shares his view of a light, low- U.S.-casualty footprint abroad. But that view faces challenges in Iran and Syria.With the selection of a new national security...
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.CORRECTION APPENDED You know what's kind of wild? We can identify products...
Stalking the U.S. Deficit with an Agenda
Fix the Debt, is a group of business executives and retired legislators who have become Washington's most visible and best- financed advocates for reining in the federal deficit.When Jim McCrery, a former Louisiana congressman, urged lawmakers last month...
Start-Up Hopes to Attract People Fed Up with Banks ; Online Service Helps Customers See Just How They Spend Their Money
Josh Reich got frustrated with his bank, so he and a partner created an online banking company that offers free checking accounts and data-rich analysis of their transactions and spending habits.Like many people, Josh Reich got fed up with his bank after...
Surviving in Aleppo
The rebel coalition government is nowhere to be seen in the rubble of Syria's largest city.Kneeling on a rooftop, a woman jams a stick down a long pipe. With no electricity, residents now use diesel fuel for heat, which clogs the chimneys with soot....
Syria Frees Prisoners in Swap for Iran Captives ; Large-Scale Exchange Suggests Negotiations Continue on Some Issues
The deal, brokered by Turkey and Qatar, appeared to be the first major prisoner swap since the uprising against President Bashar al- Assad began in Syria almost two years ago.More than 2,000 prisoners incarcerated by the Syrian authorities were being...
Syria to Release 2,000 Prisoners for 48 Iranians Held by Rebels ; Detainees Being Freed under a Deal Brokered by Turkey and Qatar
The deal, brokered by Turkey and Qatar, appeared to be the first major prisoner swap since the uprising against President Bashar al- Assad began in Syria almost two years ago.More than 2,000 prisoners incarcerated by the Syrian authorities were to be...
Taking on a Legend of Gangland L.A. ; Real-Life Mass Shooting Altered Course of Film about Cops and Robbers
The director of "Gangster Squad" followed an indirect and sometimes ambivalent path to big budget movies. But when it came to this script, he fought to make it his own.The Los Angelese gangster Mickey Cohen would have no beef with the glowing digital...
Tunisia Frees Lone Suspect Held in Benghazi Attack ; Decision Highlights Lack of Progress Investigating Deaths at U.S. Mission
The release of Ali Harzi in Tunisia dramatized the lack of progress in any investigation into the attack on Sept. 11 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.The only known suspect jailed in connection with the deadly attack...
U.K. Grills Executives from UBS on Rate Rigging
During almost three hours of testimony, risk and compliance officers were questioned about why the illegal activity at UBS, conducted over six years through 2010, was not discovered earlier.Senior executives at UBS, the Swiss banking giant, underwent tough...
U.S. Contractor Pays $5 Million to Settle Iraq Prison Abuse Case
The deal was the first known instance of an American company making a payment over the mistreatment of prisoners in the Iraq war.An American contractor hired by the U.S. military to provide translation services for interrogators at the Abu Ghraib prison...
U.S. Gives Wind Power Late Reprieve
A tax credit extension, part of the U.S. fiscal deal, is welcome news for the industry, which is pulling back in many parts of the world.CORRECTION APPENDED Last week, global wind turbine manufacturers heaved a sigh of relief after the U.S....
U.S. Is Open to Full Pullout of Afghan Force after 2014 ; Talk of This Option Is Seen as Negotiating Tactic with Karzai and the Pentagon
On the eve of a visit by President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, the Obama administration said that it was open to a so-called zero option when the NATO combat mission there ends.On the eve of a visit by President Hamid Karzai, the Obama administration...
U.S. Suspects Iran in Bank Cyberattacks ; Revenge Seen as Motive in Campaign That Showed a Worrying Degree of Skill
Computer security experts say the recent attacks on dozens of online banking sites showed a level of sophistication far beyond that of amateur hackers.The attackers hit one U.S. bank after the next. As in so many previous attacks, dozens of online banking...
U.S. Urges Britain Not to Pull out of E.U. ; Rare Intervention Comes before Cameron Speech on Relationship with Bloc
The United States entered Britain's debate over its relationship with the European Union, stressing the importance of Britain's role in the bloc and warning against moves that might endanger its membership.The United States entered Britain's fraught...
Vietnam Sentences 14 Democracy Activists for Subversion ; Ties to U.S.-Based Group Were Alleged; Terms of 3 to 13 Years Are Imposed
The bloggers, writers and political and social activists were convicted of plotting to overthrow the government in what human rights groups said was the largest subversion case to be brought in years.A court in central Vietnam convicted 14 democracy...
Where Carnegie Walked, Han and Tang Follow
Members of a new class of affluent Asian-Americans, benefiting from booms in finance and technology, are making their mark on philanthropy in the United States.About 800 people gathered in November in a ballroom in New York for one of the more elegant...
Wildfires Rage in Australia amid a Record Heat Wave
Meteorologists say they are expecting little respite from high temperatures that have already broken records kept since 1910, as firefighters battle blazes in some of the country's most populous areas.Feeding off drought conditions and high winds, bush...
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