Assange hopes to walk out of embassy after UN panel ruling

2016-02-05 06:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he hopes a ruling by a UN panel could lead to the end of his self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Ecuador will cooperate with Sweden on Assange

2016-01-14 11:22

Ecuador says it will cooperate with Swedish prosecutors after they formally requested permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

2015-10-08 22:24

Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano, which began erupting in August after being dormant for 138 years, has coughed up a two-kilometre-high column of ash.

Indigenous group marches against Ecuador president

2015-08-11 17:13

Hundreds of Ecuador's indigenous people are marching from an Amazon province towards the capital in protest against President Rafael Correa, joining mounting anti-government dissent.

1 000s camp out for Pope's first mass in Ecuador

2015-07-06 17:02

Camped on streets with sleeping bags and stocked with food supplies, thousands of excited Ecuadoreans have congregated in Guayaquil for Pope Francis' first mass of his "homecoming" tour of South America.

Pope Francis to touch on cherished issues

2015-07-05 13:02

History's first Latin American pope has returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.

Fears for pink iguanas as Galapagos volcano erupts

2015-05-25 19:43

A volcano in the Galapagos islands has erupted for the first time in more than 30 years, sending streams of lava flowing down its slopes and potentially threatening the world's only colony of pink iguanas.

Real transformer found in Ecuador

2015-04-02 07:10

It doesn't turn into Prince Charming, but a new species of frog discovered in Ecuador has earned the nickname 'transformer frog' for its ability to change its skin in five minutes.

Ship grounding threatens Galapagos Islands

2015-02-01 07:15

Ecuadoran authorities have called for a state of emergency to be declared in the Galapagos Islands as they aimed to limit damage to the archipelago's pristine environment after a ship ran aground.

Liposuction prize kills beauty

2015-01-14 22:29

A young beauty queen has died in Ecuador after undergoing liposuction surgery that she had received as a prize, her family said.


Sweden, Ecuador at odds over Assange interrogation

2016-01-21 23:21

Sweden's prosecution authority says Ecuador has refused its request to let a Swedish prosecutor question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Ecuador: Volcanic ash falls on dozens of towns

2015-11-20 08:56

Volcano monitors say about a dozen farming villages have been dusted with ash due to bursts from Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano.

Climbers' bodies found on Ecuador volcano after 20 years

2015-08-24 11:44

Three bodies found on Ecuador's Chimborazo volcano are believed to be those of climbers who went missing about 20 years ago in an avalanche, officials say.

Pope puts family first at outdoor Mass in Ecuador

2015-07-07 11:21

Pope Francis has received a hero's welcome in Ecuador's biggest city as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of families they are the bedrock of society.

More than 1 million expected at pope's Mass in South America

2015-07-06 09:25

Pope Francis will travel to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil for a Mass expected to draw more than a million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.

Ecuador seizes 200 000 shark fins

2015-05-28 11:51

Ecuador has seized around 200 000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers at the country's main fishing port, the government says.

3 new species of 'mini-Godzilla' found in Andes

2015-04-15 20:04

Three new species of multi-coloured lizards sporting jagged crests that make them look like pint-sized 'Godzillas' have been discovered in Ecuador and Peru, highlighting the region's rich biodiversity.

Thousands protest plan to end term limits for Ecuador leader

2015-03-20 15:01

Thousands march in Ecuador to protest plan to allow indefinite re-election for president.

Egypt drops sexual case against Ecuador envoy

2015-01-20 10:43

Prosecutors in Egypt have dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against Ecuador's ambassador because of insufficient evidence, the foreign ministry in Quito says.

13 killed at power plant site in Ecuador

2014-12-15 07:46

A sudden collapse at the site of Ecuador's largest-ever infrastructure project has killed 13 people and injured a dozen more, officials say.

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