International articles

ECB holds firm as calls grow for stimulus exit

The European Central Bank left key interest rates and its mass bond-buying programme unchanged Thursday, at its first meeting of a year when the Frankfurt institution could become a political punching bag.

Gay prince on front line of India’s war against AIDS

From setting up his own charity to hanging condoms on trees, Manvendra Singh Gohil has dedicated himself to fighting the scourge of AIDS since coming out 10 years ago as India’s first openly gay royal.

Tense Gambia awaits inauguration of new president

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was to be sworn in Thursday at the country’s embassy in Senegal, as African troops massed at the border to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his election defeat.