Ecuador presidential recount confirms Lenin Moreno victory

2017-04-19 08:12

A recount of nearly 1.3 million votes cast in Ecuador's presidential election shows no significant differences over previous results handing a narrow victory to Rafael Correa's handpicked successor.

German cops find 384kg of cocaine

2017-04-11 09:02

German police say they've found what they believe to be 384kg of cocaine in cases of bananas shipped from Ecuador.

Leftist claims win in Ecuador election, rival cries foul

2017-04-03 10:03

Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno appeared on the verge of victory in Ecuador's presidential election but his opposition rival refused to recognise the results, calling on his supporters to take to the streets to guard against "fraud."

Ecuador heads to presidential runoff vote

2017-02-20 15:14

Ecuador's presidential election looks headed to a runoff as partial results showed leftist candidate Lenin Moreno short of the lead needed to win outright.

Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world?

2017-02-09 22:06

Scientists have unveiled the near-complete genome of quinoa, a grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes that scientists say could help feed a hungry world.

Assange questioning in London ends after two days

2016-11-15 21:20

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's questioning at the Ecuadoran embassy in London over a longstanding rape allegation ended, Swedish prosecutors say.

Mystery swirls around Assange's status at Ecuadorean Embassy

2016-10-19 09:25

Midway through releasing a series of damaging disclosures about US presidential contender Hillary Clinton, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his hosts at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London abruptly cut him off from the internet.

Ecuador will allow prosecutors to interrogate WikiLeaks founder at embassy

2016-08-11 20:20

Ecuador has said it will let Swedish officials interview Julian Assange at its embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been sheltering for the past four years.

Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

2016-05-26 05:51

A Swedish court has rejected a request to overturn the arrest warrant of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because there were no new circumstances to consider.

Second fatal Ecuador aftershock in 1 day

2016-05-18 23:14

One person was killed and 85 injured as two strong aftershocks shook Ecuador a month after a devastating earthquake left around 700 dead.


Ecuador election council agrees to recount 1.3 million votes

2017-04-15 07:46

Ecuador election officials will recount nearly 1.3 million votes cast in the Andean nation's presidential election, though opposition leader Guillermo Lasso has dismissed the gesture as a farce.

Protests rattle Ecuador following election fraud claims

2017-04-04 12:30

Supporters of Ecuadorean opposition leader Guillermo Lasso have gathered in the streets for a second night to protest what they consider fraud at the ballot box.

Ecuador decides its future, and maybe Assange's

2017-04-02 21:34

Ecuadorans are headed to the polls in a presidential run-off that will turn the page on a decade under leftist Rafael Correa.

Ecuador in key vote for Latin American left

2017-02-19 17:41

Ecuador is voting in general elections that could see a pillar of the Latin American left swing to the right at an economic turning point for the oil-rich nation.

Ecuador quake, aftershocks leave three dead

2016-12-20 10:18

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake followed by 37 aftershocks rattled Ecuador's Pacific coast, causing three deaths and heavy damage to hotels and homes in resort towns, officials said.

BHP, billionaire Rinehart join metals chase in Ecuador

2016-11-08 10:48

BHP Billiton and billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting are among commodity producers to have held talks over a potential entry into mining in Ecuador.

Sex life of Diego the Tortoise is legend

2016-09-14 18:31

Diego the Tortoise is quite the ladies' man, and his exploits have helped save his species from extinction.

Assange starts 5th year in London embassy

2016-06-19 22:20

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has started his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

By 2030 two-thirds of world will live in cities

2016-05-19 22:02

A new UN report is forecasting that by 2030 two-thirds of the world's population will be living in cities, with the urban population in developing countries doubling.

Strong aftershock rattles Ecuador, no tsunami alert

2016-05-18 20:01

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Moment magnitude scale has struck Ecuador one month after a much larger quake killed some 660 people.

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