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.

6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador

2016-05-18 11:26

The US Geological Survey has reported that a 6.7 magnitude earthquake has hit Ecuador near the Pacific coast area where a devastating quake hit on April 16

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Ecuadorean jetliner skids off runway landing in heavy rain

2016-04-28 22:19

A plane with 93 people on board has skidded off the runway while landing during heavy rain at an airport in southern Ecuador.


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.

Ecuador earthquake town still not on its feet

2016-05-17 05:11

A month after a devastating earthquake flattened the Ecuadorian beach town of Pedernales, people are still living in tarp shelters and schools remain closed.

Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake

2016-05-01 09:18

Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela has announced.

New aftershocks shake Ecuador

2016-04-23 07:21

New aftershocks have continued to rattle Ecuador as emergency workers continued searching for bodies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 600 people.

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