Ecuador

Former VP Moreno wins first round of Ecuador's presidential elections

Leftist former vice president Lenin Moreno has won the first round of presidential elections in Ecuador on Sunday, according to preliminary results released by the country's electoral authority.

Ecuadorians head to polls to choose new president

Polls opened for Ecuador's general election Sunday as voters prepared to choose a successor to President Rafael Correa.

Shake-up or status quo? Ecuador to choose new president

A leftist former vice president and a conservative banker are vying for the presidency of Ecuador, in a contest likely to go two rounds.

Colombia, ELN preliminary peace talks begin in Ecuador

The Colombian government and representatives from the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerilla group held preliminary peace talks on Saturday in Ecuador's capital Quito.

Assange lawyer barred from questioning on alleged rape

A Swedish lawyer for Julian Assange said he was not allowed to be present during the questioning of the WikiLeaks founder over a rape allegation, as Swedish prosecutors completed a two-day interview inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Swedish prosecutor meets WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in London

A Swedish prosecutor visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London Monday to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange regarding allegations of rape and a less serious sexual offence, though the topic of data leaks was never far from the surface.

Sweden denies Assange temporary leave to attend funeral

A request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for temporary leave to attend a funeral for a close associate in London has been turned down, Swedish authorities said Friday.

Assange interview with Ecuadorean prosecutor postponed one month

A formal interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a suspected rape in 2010 has been postponed until November, Swedish and Ecuadorean authorities said Thursday.

Swedish court rejects Assange request to repeal arrest warrant

A Swedish appellate court Friday rejected a request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to repeal a detention order in relation to a suspected rape in 2010, an allegation he denies.

Sweden still waiting for Assange interview date

Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday they have yet to hear from Ecuador about a date when WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be interviewed regarding a suspected rape in 2010, an allegation he denies.

WikiLeaks founder's lawyer: Australia has not moved to help Assange

A lawyer and advisor to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the Australian native's government has done nothing for Assange despite repeated calls for assistance to help the whistleblower out of years of legal and diplomatic troubles.

Ecuador to allow questioning of Assange in London embassy

Sweden on Thursday welcomed a decision to allow Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, a spokeswoman said.

Two earthquakes hit Ecuador

Two earthquakes hit northern Ecuador in rapid succession late Sunday but there were no immediate reports of casualties, the state news agency Andes said.

Ecuador struck by two strong earthquakes

Two powerful earthquakes struck Wednesday in Ecuador, both measuring at magnitude 6.8.

Survivor, 72, pulled from rubble two weeks after Ecuador earthquake

A 72-year-old man was pulled from rubble in western Ecuador after being trapped for almost two weeks since the earthquake that killed nearly 650 people in the country, officials said Saturday.

Plane with 93 on board comes off runway in Ecuador

An airliner slid off the runway during bad weather in Ecaudor Thursday injuring two people slightly, media reports said.

UN calls for millions in donations to help Ecuador earthquake victims

The United Nations on Tuesday called on the world to support the victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck in Ecuador on April 16.

Ecuador earthquake toll rises to nearly 650

The earthquake death toll in Ecuador rose to 646 people on Saturday, with more than 12,500 injured and 130 still unaccounted for, the country's public prosecutor's office said.

Ecuador earthquake toll rises to 570

The earthquake death toll in Ecuador rose to 570 people Wednesday, with more than 7,000 injured and 163 still unaccounted for, the country's public prosecutor's office said.

Ecuador rocked by magnitude-6.1 aftershock days after deadly quake

A magnitude-6.1 aftershock struck off the coast of Ecuador, the US Geological Survey said Wednesday, in the same area as the massive earthquake at the weekend.

Magnitude-6.1 aftershock hits near first Ecuador earthquake

The aftershock hit some 25 kilometres west of the coastal town of Muisne, the USGS says.

Death toll reaches 500 in Ecuador quake amid search for missing

More than 500 people were confirmed killed in Ecuador's most powerful earthquake in decades, officials said late Tuesday, as rescuers were searching for the missing amid widespread destruction.

More than 400 dead, cities "destroyed" in Ecuador quake

The death toll from Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades rose steadily Monday as rescuers raced to find survivors amid widespread destruction along the country's north-western Pacific coast.

At least 350 dead, cities "destroyed" in Ecuador quake

The death toll from Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades has risen to 350, government officials said Monday, as rescuers raced to find survivors amid widespread destruction along the country's north-western Pacific coast.

Ecuador quake death toll rises to 350 as EU offers 1 million in aid

The death toll from Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades has risen to 350, government officials said Monday, as the European Union offered 1 million euros (1.1 million dollars) in emergency aid.

EU offers Ecuador 1 million euros in aid after deadly earthquake

The European Union is mobilizing 1 million euros (1.1 million dollars) in aid for Ecuador after its strongest earthquake in decades killed at least 272 people, the bloc's executive said Monday.

Quake toll at 272 in Ecuador amid huge rescue effort

Ecuador's strongest earthquake since 1979 killed at least 272 people, caused widespread damage and prompted the government to deploy thousands of soldiers to the quake zone.

About 100 inmates escape prison after Ecuador quake, minister says

Around 100 prisoners have escaped in Ecuador following the earthquake in the South American country.

Powerful Ecuador quake kills at least 235 people, injures 1,557

Ecuador's strongest earthquake since 1979 has killed at least 235 people, caused widespread damage and prompted the government to declare a state of emergency and deploy thousands of soldiers.

Powerful Ecuador earthquake kills at least 233 people

Ecuador's strongest earthquake since 1979 has killed over 200 people, caused widespread damage and prompted the government to declare a state of emergency and deploy thousands of soldiers.

Powerful Ecuador earthquake kills 77, injures nearly 600

Ecuador's strongest earthquake since 1979 has killed at least 77 people, caused widespread damage and prompted the government to declare a state of emergency and deploy thousands of soldiers.

Massive earthquake rocks Ecuador killing at least 77

Ecuador's strongest earthquake since 1979 has killed at least 77 people, caused severe damage and prompted the government to declare a state of emergency.

Ecuador rejects Swedish request to question Assange

Swedish prosecutors said Thursday Ecuador has "on formal grounds" rejected a request to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, granted asylum by Quito.
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