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 June 20, 2012

A Computer-Savvy Generation Is Putting Its Stamp on Corporate Travel
Younger business travelers seem more willing to use new technology tools to manage their trip logistics by themselves, which benefits their employers.The children of the baby boomers are the first generation that never knew life before the Internet....
After Acquittal, Clemens Faces a Tougher Task: Clearing His Reputation ; Jury Finds Former Pitcher Not Guilty on Charges That He Lied to Congress
For the second time, the U.S. government failed in an attempt to convict the former pitcher.Roger Clemens, who intimidated even the toughest batters while becoming one of the best pitchers in baseball history, was acquitted of all charges that he lied...
An Ex-President Who Won't Keep Away
Colombia's Alvaro Uribe is refusing to play the part of former president.Someone once said that former presidents are like old furniture. One thinks of a chest, revered for its noble appearance but no longer in use, eaten by termites, falling apart....
An Island Refuge amid the Sprawl ; Just a Short Ferry Ride Separates Bangkok from a Bit of Rural Thailand
Koh Kret offers a contrast. On weekdays it is a fragment of rural Thailand; on weekends it becomes a busy tourist destination popular with Thais.It is one of Bangkok's hidden treasures, a sleepy island of woods and fields where on quiet weekdays the...
An Oasis of Feminism in India
After you have spent some time in relatively conservative northern India, the state of Goa can give the impression of a feminist paradise.After you have spent some time in relatively conservative northern India, the state of Goa can give the impression...
A Quarrel at Sea amid Syria Talks
A British maritime insurer revoked its coverage of a Russian cargo ship because it was carrying refurbished attack helicopters to Syria; the vessel then appeared to turn back toward Russia.A British maritime insurer revoked its coverage of a Russian cargo...
Asians Top Newcomer Tally in U.S. ; Hispanics No Longer Account for the Most Arrivals, Study Finds
Experts estimate that Asian immigration to the United States surpassed Hispanic immigration by 2009, according to a study by the Pew Research Center, a fact unrealized until examination of 2010 data.Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the largest wave...
As U.S. Economy Drifts, Fed Ponders Another Jolt of Help
If it does not announce a new program, the U.S. Federal Reserve could disappoint investors who have come to expect intermittent action.In retrospect, this might not be the best week for a long- scheduled meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy making committee.Fed...
Brazil Gives Guiding Hand to Stimulate Its Economy ; State Programs Bolster Employment but Raise Specter of Past Missteps
Some fear that Brazil is becoming too dependent on state-led investment to smooth out the ups and downs of its commodity- dependent economy.More than 40,000 laborers swarm this port complex here in northeastern Brazil, building a refinery for the state...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of the International Herald Tribune.Astronomy Small telescope aids discovery of 2 planetsA small telescope, no bigger nor more powerful than a high-end digital camera, has helped researchers discover two new planets, both similar...
Charting a Course for Success in China
John A. Quelch, a former Harvard business professor who is dean of the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, discusses how global consumer brands fare in China.In the book "All Business Is Local: Why Place Matters More Than Ever in...
Don't Look Down
From euro uncertainty to our own debt battles, we're too used to hovering over near catastrophe.Somewhere between Nik Wallenda's first step onto a tightrope over Niagara Falls and Greece's most recent retreat from the brink, it hit me: teetering needlessly...
Egyptian Islamists Challenge Military ; Muslim Brotherhood and Generals Quickly Move beyond Ballot Box
The nation's military rulers have shown few signs of ceding ultimate authority to the formerly outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.Having won the presidential vote, Egypt's main Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood, has squared off against the nation's military...
Egypt's Turmoil
Generals and judges from Hosni Mubarak's repressive regime are playing a dangerous game as they try to hold on to power.The once-promising democratic transition in Egypt is in peril after a power grab by the generals and the courts -- holdovers from Hosni...
Electronics Retailers Shift Tactics to Survive ; Best Buy's Struggles Show How Difficult It Can Be to Lure People into Stores
People are increasingly buying electronics online, even if they go to stores to examine product features. So the stores that hope to stay in business must change.Even as Best Buy, the U.S. electronics retailer, insists it can get out of its predicament,...
Even after Defeat, Senegalese Find Ex-President a Hard Habit to Break
Abdoulaye Wade continues to dominate newspaper headlines day after day, threatening, rebuking, defending himself and his entourage.He suffered a crushing electoral defeat less than three months ago, rejected by nearly two-thirds of the electorate. Some...
Facebook Tries to Combine I.P.O. Lawsuits ; Legal Brief Lays Blame for Drop in Share Price Primarily on NASDAQ
Facebook is arguing that it disclosed everything it should have to investors and that the party really responsible for the drop in its shares was Nasdaq.Facebook is struggling to refriend investors after its botched initial public offering last month...
Folk History of Vietnam in Buildings ; A Local Artist Assembles a Tourist Attraction to Protect Country's Heritage
A local artist has assembled a complex near Hanoi to display the variety of Vietnam's ethnic styles of architecture and culture.Thanh Chuong Viet Palace, a complex of historic-looking buildings on the outskirts of Vietnam's capital, does not quite fit...
Fraud Charges Shake Burgundy Vintners ; Large Producer Suspected of Mislabeling Bottles and Mixing with Table Wine
The Burgundy wine industry is in an uproar over allegations that one of the largest wine producers in the region, Laboure-Roi, falsely labeled hundreds of thousands of bottles of wine.Accusations of wine fraud, which have been swirling around the international...
Frenchman in Bo Xilai Affair Held in Cambodia ; Architect Who Worked in China Had Close Ties to Ousted Official and Wife
A French architect who worked closely with Bo Xilai, the ousted Chinese official, has been arrested in Cambodia, in a development that could trigger further diplomatic frictions.A French architect who worked closely with an ousted Chinese official and...
Getting Their Names in Lights ; Web Sites Change Rules of What Makes an Artist and How Work Is Seen
As art Web sites proliferate, they raise questions about the distinction between professionals and hobbyists and what it means to call yourself an artist.CORRECTION APPENDED Something new is lighting up a Times Square billboard. An original...
Global Economy Limits Goals at Environmental Summit
At an international gathering in Rio de Janeiro, representatives are trying to tackle big issues like encouraging farming practices and economic growth that do not destroy the natural environment.Global leaders, development experts, bankers, academics...
Greek 3-Party Coalition Nearly Set ; New Democracy, Joined by Socialists and Leftists, Faces Daunting Challenge
Antonis Samaras, the leader of the center-right New Democracy party, was poised on Tuesday to form a coalition government with the Socialist Pasok party and a smaller leftist party.Antonis Samaras, the leader of the center-right New Democracy party which...
Greek Vote Doesn't End Europe's Troubles ; after Euro Zone Dodges One Crisis, It Faces Larger Challenges to Survival
As the euro zone averted one crisis, it faced the larger question of whether European leaders could find a more lasting solution to an economic debacle now well into its third year.As heads of E.U. member governments prepare to meet next week in Brussels,...
Hall of Fame Voters Are Next to Judge Clemens ; Some Hall of Fame Voters Say Court Verdict Doesn't Clear Him in Their Eyes
The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will include the names of Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa, all of whom will be eligible for induction for the first time.When the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is distributed in November, it will be...
Has 'Air Rage' Returned? Not Exactly
On many of the world's airlines, some behavior that results in the writing of a report might be little more than a passenger's lack of cooperation with a flight attendant.Every time I watch the television news, somebody is urgently talking about some...
H.I.V. Patients in Danger of Early Heart Attacks ; Even Those Well-Treated with AIDS Drugs Have 4 Times the Risk, Study Says
Even those well-treated with AIDS drugs suffer from cardiac trouble early and often.Mike Godfrey was 19 when he found out he had H.I.V. He was 29 when he began anti-retroviral therapy. He was 43 when he had a heart attack."I felt fluttery," he said....
Homesick in the Old Country ; American-Born Children, Pulled Back to Mexico, Struggle with New Lives
About 300,000 children born in the United States moved to Mexico between 2005 and 2010. The result is an entire generation of children who blur the line between Mexican and American.Jeffrey Isidoro sat near the door of his fifth-grade classroom in central...
How Does Your Body's Microbial Garden Grow? ; Nurturing the Ecosystem of Bacteria May Ward off Disorders and Infections
Nurturing the ecosystem of bacteria that reside in the human body could help ward off disorders and infections, researchers say.For a century, doctors have waged war against bacteria, using antibiotics as their weapons. But that relationship is changing...
Jewish Life in Shanghai's Ghetto ; Museum Tells the Stories of World War II Refugees and Their Time in the City
A museum tells the story of World War II refugees and their time in the city.While much of the city's Jewish Quarter has disappeared in the years since the end of World War II, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue is a constant reminder of how this Chinese city...
Joy, Wariness and Puzzlement Greet New Leader ; Many Egyptians Are Slow to Embrace Islamist They Know Little About
Egyptians puzzled over their newly elected leader, Mohamed Morsi, whose accidental candidacy thrust him to the center of a tense national debate about citizenship, religion and politics.The first celebrations for the new president were joyous but spare,...
Microsoft Jumps into Tablet Competition ; with Surface, Company Pushes into Hardware with Risk to PC Makers
With its new tablet, Surface, Microsoft is making its most strategically significant push yet into the hardware business, but it will also effectively be competing directly with its biggest customers.In its most strategically significant push yet into...
Momentum in Malaysia to Protect the Environment ; Groups Are Emboldened as They Fight to Conserve a Wealth of Biodiversity
A rare earth metals refinery outside a coastal town has provoked an unprecedented outcry by environmental activists that has encouraged residents elsewhere to rally against similar projects.When a planned 24-hour environmental protest gets under way...
Obama Pick for Envoy to Iraq Quits over E-Mails
E-mails he wrote to to his journalist girlfriend in 2008 fueled opposition to his confirmation.President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to Iraq has withdrawn from consideration after a series of racy e-mails fueled Republican opposition and eroded...
On U.S. Bus Tour, Romney Tries to Get Close to the People ; despite Awkwardness, the Candidate Manages to Roll with the Punches, Too
A five-day bus trip was perhaps the candidate's deepest plunge into retail politics since the Republican primaries, when he delighted his traveling press corps by proving himself a gaffe- prone jokester.CORRECTION APPENDED Mitt Romney's English...
Pakistan's Top Court Fires Premier, Plunging Politics into Chaos
Although the decision is unlikely to topple the government, many viewed it as the product of a tussle between President Asif Ali Zardari and Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.The Supreme Court dismissed Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday,...
President of Myanmar Announces New Changes ; with Focus on Economy, Leader Vows to Reduce State Role in Many Sectors
U Thein Sein vowed to reduce the state's role in an ambitious list of sectors: education, electricity, energy, forestry, health care, finance and telecommunications.President Thein Sein of Myanmar announced a "second wave of reforms" on Tuesday that...
Ranches, Dreams and the Sport of Kings
In Alyson Hagy's novel "Boleto" a young ranchman dreams of training a bay filly for a life in polo.Boleto. By Alyson Hagy. 251 pages. Graywolf Press, $24; Pounds 15.35.With his graceful depictions of the embattled American West, Wallace Stegner remains...
Relishing Freedom, but Calling for Justice ; in U.S., Chinese Activist Fears for His Relatives and Defiantly Warns Beijing
Chen Guangcheng and his family have comfortable, busy lives in New York, but they remain desperately concerned about the harsh treatment of those they left behind in Shandong Province.One month after their flight from China to New York, the activist lawyer...
Rio Isn't All Lost
Carbon emissions have increased by 50 percent since the first Earth Summit meeting in Rio de Janeiro, but the rapid development of wind and solar energy offers hope.In June 1992, world leaders, including President George Bush, agreed to combat climate...
Rules Leave Plenty of Room for Risky Bets
Even with regulatory prescriptions, speculative trades, like the ones that led to JPMorgan Chase's multibillion-dollar loss, can still slip through.Bank regulators are casting new nets to catch excessive risk- taking in the financial system. But future...
Strict Bailout for Greece May Have Wiggle Room ; Deteriorating Economy Leads Lenders to Signal Readiness to Revisit Terms
As Greece's political parties maneuvered to form a new government Tuesday, the country's creditors were signaling a willingness to discuss revised terms for Greece's rescue.As Greece's political parties maneuvered to form a new government Tuesday, the...
Syria Comes between Obama and Putin ; in Talks, the 2 Leaders Fail to Find Common Ground on Way to End Violence
At a face-to-face meeting, the U.S. president pressed Vladimir Putin to work with him to ease President Bashar al-Assad of Syria out of power. But after two full hours together, Mr. Putin was still balking.The U.S. and Russian presidents have finally...
Talks Stall with Iran over Nuclear Program ; New Round Tentatively Set as World Powers Attempt to Keep Process on Track
Negotiators from Iran and six world powers scrambled Tuesday to preserve forward momentum for talks on Iran's disputed nuclear program, tentatively agreeing to another round of meetings.Negotiators from Iran and six world powers scrambled Tuesday to preserve...
The Betrayal of Egypt's Revolution
If America wants democracy for Egyptians, it must stop supporting the military council.Preliminary election results show that the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi is likely to become Egypt's next president. But even if Mr. Morsi is declared the official...
The Solution in Syria Must Be Political
The international community's prime goal for Syria should be to stop the violence and open the way for a mediated political transition.Syria, where I lived a quarter of a century ago to do research on the country's political economy, seems to be falling...
The Team That Looks Best Right Now Is Decked in Blue
Italy showed a hunger in beating Ireland, 2-0, that suggests the team could go far in the European Championship.CORRECTION APPENDED Amid high temperatures and even higher drama, Spain and Italy confirmed themselves as the two qualifiers from...
The 'Wizard' Sees Greek Meltdown and Chaos Ahead for All
For two years, Mark J. Grant has been predicting the bankruptcy of Greece and a global cascade of economic chaos. And he has attracted quite a following on Wall Street.If you want to be scared, truly terrified, listen to Mark J. Grant. He might be right.For...
The Writing on the Spanish Walls
Throughout Madrid, graffiti supply a running commentary of Spain's torment.Two weeks ago, I spotted this lament, dripping with fury, scrawled on a wall in central Madrid: "Life is simpler than all this crap." Throughout the city graffiti supply a running...
Uncertainty over Euro's Fate Adds to Spain's Pain ; Madrid Paying High Price to Borrow, Raising Odds of a Full-Scale Rescue
Rising borrowing costs for Madrid at a debt sale Tuesday increased pressure on European leaders to come up with a solution to the crisis.Spain's cost of borrowing continued its rise into unsustainable territory Tuesday, reflecting heightened fears that...
Verdict Has Upside for Goldman ; Insider Trading Conviction May Leave Ex-Director Liable for Legal Expenses
If the insider trading conviction of Rajat K. Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs director, is upheld, the bank will be entitled to reimbursement for the legal fees advanced to him.For Goldman Sachs, the insider trading case against a former board member,...
Verdi Double Dip, Poison on the Side ; 'Trovatore' in Brussels and a New 'Luisa Miller' Showcase Highs and Lows
With "Luisa Miller" in Milan and "Il Trovatore" in Brussels, two operas showcase the composer's highs and lows, with surprising results.The new production of "Luisa Miller" at La Scala in Milan opens with a double bed on stage, positioned in a Tyrolean...
Walgreens to Buy 45% of Boots Pharmacies
The U.S. drug store chain will pay $6.7 billion for the British pharmacy retailer and will have the option to buy the rest of the company until 2015.The American drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to buy a 45 percent stake in Alliance Boots, the European...
Woody Allen's Italian Muses
The director's new movie, "To Rome With Love," is in part an homage to the Italian cinema he loves."I wanted nothing more than to be a foreign filmmaker," Woody Allen said recently, "but of course I was from Brooklyn, which was not a foreign country....
Workers Feel the Pinch as American Wages Shrink ; Even Employment Proves Insufficient for Many as Expenses Outpace Pay
Adjusted for inflation, the median hourly wage in the United States was lower in 2011 than it was a decade earlier, and good benefits are harder to come by, according to data from a forthcoming book.Throughout the recession and the recovery, one of the...
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