Ecuador


Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

2019-06-13 11:13

Ecuador's highest court has approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.

Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest

2019-04-16 14:30

Ecuador said it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum.

More than 100 baby turtles reported stolen on Galapagos islands

2018-10-07 08:42

A total of 123 baby giant turtles have been stolen from a breeding facility in the Galapagos islands, a lawmaker from Ecuador's prized archipelago in the Pacific told AFP.

Britain, Ecuador seeking an end to the Assange standoff

2018-09-27 18:25

Ecuador's president says his country and the United Kingdom are working on a legal solution for Julian Assange that would allow the Wikileaks founder to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in "the medium term".

Death toll rises to 13 after Ecuador bus slides off road

2018-03-26 12:49

Thirteen people have died and 18 have been injured when the bus they were traveling in careened off a road in a coastal region of western Ecuador, according to the latest official toll.

Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

2018-03-20 11:52

Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tonnes of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia.

Earthquake hits Ecuador coast, no injuries reported

2017-12-03 16:06

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck along the coast of Ecuador in the same area where a much stronger tremor left hundreds dead last year

Ecuador president: Manafort pitched deal for China investors

2017-11-21 19:24

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno says he met with US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairperson together with a group of Chinese businessmen interested in acquiring a stake in the nation's power company.

See-through frog comes to light in Ecuador

2017-06-08 21:28

A previously unidentified species of see-through frog has come to light in Ecuador after sitting forgotten in a jar in a laboratory for 20 years, scientists say.

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.

 

Moreno: Assange used to coordinate hackers from the embassy

2019-04-17 16:04

Ecuador's president is accusing Julian Assange of hosting numerous hackers at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to give them directions on how to propagate information on topics important to the WikiLeaks founder and his financiers.

Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder - Julian Assange's lawyer

2019-04-15 05:11

A lawyer representing jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the Ecuadorian government has been spreading lies about his behaviour inside its embassy in London.

New species of hummingbird identified in Ecuador

2018-10-04 10:31

A team of ornithologists in Ecuador has identified a new species of hummingbird: A lovely blue-green creature that lives in a cold, barren highland area and is danger of extinction.

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 19

2018-08-15 06:10

Ecuadorean officials say at least 24 people died and another 19 were injured when a long-distance bus overturned on a highway near Ecuador's capital.

12 dead after Ecuador bus slides off road, say officials

2018-03-25 08:09

Twelve people have been killed and another 25 have been injured when the bus they were traveling in careened off a road in a coastal region of western Ecuador, officials have announced.

Ecuador voters bar ex-president Correa from comeback

2018-02-05 11:17

Ecuadorans have voted to bar ex-president Rafael Correa from being able to make a comeback in 2021 by unmistakably backing a referendum question on reimposing presidential term limits.

Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

2017-11-24 05:36

Ecuador is again calling on Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained of his contacts with Catalan secessionists.

Bus accident kills 13 in Ecuador

2017-09-25 20:39

Thirteen people were killed and 28 injured when a bus overturned on a highway between the Ecuadorian capital Quito and the northern city of Ibarra.

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.

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