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Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

January 10, 2018 1:28 am
Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador is seeking a mediator to resolve the standoff with Britain over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in […]

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Ecuadorian government censures Sweden over case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

May 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Ecuadorian government censures Sweden over case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, February 5, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) The Ecuadorian government has criticized Sweden over the “serious lack of process” in dealing with the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who he has been confined for almost five […]

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Ecuador to hold presidential runoff vote in April between Lenin Moreno and Guillermo Lasso

February 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Ecuador to hold presidential runoff vote in April between Lenin Moreno and Guillermo Lasso

Members of the National Electoral Council count votes in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, on February 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador’s presidential election has effectively gone to a runoff, with the race being between the ruling party’s candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative Guillermo Lasso. With more than 97 percent of […]

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Ecuador’s presidential election likely headed for runoff

February 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Ecuador’s presidential election likely headed for runoff

Lenin Moreno, the presidential candidate of the governing party in Ecuador, flashes the victory sign to supporters at a hotel in Quito, Ecuador, February 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador’s presidential election may be heading toward a runoff as neither of the two leading candidates has garnered enough votes for […]

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Ecuador in key vote for Latin American left

February 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Ecuador in key vote for Latin American left

Ecuadorean presidential candidate for the CREO party, Guillermo Lasso (C) greets supporters after accompanying his running mate Andres Paez (behind Lasso) to vote in Quito on February 19, 2017 during general election. Ecuador’s elections will decide who succeeds leftist President Rafael Correa after a decade in power.<br />Juan CEVALLOS / […]

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Ecuador in vote that could push pillar of the Latin American left swing to the right

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Ecuador in vote that could push pillar of the Latin American left swing to the right

Members of the anti-explosive squadron check the headquarters of the Alianza Pais party after a bomb threat on February 18, 2017 on the eve of the country’s presidential election. Ecuador’s February 19 general elections will decide who succeeds leftist President Rafael Correa after a decade in power.<br />Rodrigo BUENDIA / […]

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Ecuador cuts Julian Assange’s internet over leakage of Hillary Clinton emails

October 18, 2016 9:30 pm
Ecuador cuts Julian Assange’s internet over leakage of Hillary Clinton emails

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on a screen as he addresses journalists via a live video connection during a press conference on the platform’s 10th anniversary on October 4, 2016 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador has confirmed that it has cut off the internet connectivity of WikiLeaks founder […]

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Venezuela and Ecuador announce severing diplomatic ties with Brazil after replacing of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president with Michel Temer

August 31, 2016 9:57 pm
Venezuela and Ecuador announce severing diplomatic ties with Brazil after replacing of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president with Michel Temer

Venezuela and Ecuador have announced that they are severing diplomatic ties with Brazil in response to the removal of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president. In a statement released on Wednesday, Caracas described Rousseff’s impeachment and ouster as a “parliamentary coup”, and said it “permanently” withdrew the Venezuelan ambassador “in order to safeguard international law […]

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Ecuador agrees to let Sweden question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in embassy in London

August 11, 2016 1:30 pm
Ecuador agrees to let Sweden question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in embassy in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addresses the media holding a printed report of the judgment by a United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on his case, from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, February 5, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador, whose embassy in the British capital is sheltering […]

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Julian Assange got a kitten for company – now it’s tweeting

May 12, 2016 8:00 am
Julian Assange got a kitten for company – now it’s tweeting

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with a kitten in Ecuador’s Embassy in London. Photo / AP It has been almost four years since Ecuador granted Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, asylum in its embassy in London. A police van is stationed outside the building, and he fears that […]

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Man, 72, pulled alive from Ecuador quake rubble

May 1, 2016 6:42 am
Man, 72, pulled alive from Ecuador quake rubble

A broken guitar alongside a wall clock inside a home destroyed by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Pedernales, Ecuador. Photo / AP A 72-year-old man has been pulled from rubble in western Ecuador after being trapped for almost two weeks since the earthquake that killed nearly 650 people. The man was […]

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Ecuador quake death toll reaches nearly 650

April 23, 2016 7:00 pm
Ecuador quake death toll reaches nearly 650

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa (C) talks with displaced earthquake victims lined up to get food aid in Manta, Ecuador, on April 19, 2016. (AFP Photo) The death toll from Ecuador’s massive earthquake last week has risen to 646 people, the president said Saturday. President Rafael Correa announced the rise in […]

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Strong earthquake strikes coast of Ecuador again

April 22, 2016 1:00 pm
Strong earthquake strikes coast of Ecuador again

Ecuador, still reeling from a 7.8 magnitude quake on Saturday, has been hit by another quake today. Photo / AP Ecuador has been hit by another earthquake. A 10km deep magnitude 6.0 quake struck Ecuador this afternoon, according to the US Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage […]

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‘Absolute chaos’ after Ecuador quake, says Kiwi

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‘Absolute chaos’ after Ecuador quake, says Kiwi

Disorganised relief efforts exacerbate devastation. Daniel Bayley has been living in Ecuador for seven months and is helping with quake relief efforts. Photo / Supplied A man from Gisborne caught up in the devastating Ecuador earthquake has spoken of the horror of Saturday’s disaster and the chaotic relief efforts since. […]

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6.2 earthquake off coast of Ecuador

April 20, 2016 6:52 pm
6.2 earthquake off coast of Ecuador

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of Ecuador, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says, just days after a major quake hit the country killing nearly 500 people. The quake was centred 70km west-southwest of Esmeraldas at a shallow depth of 10km, not far from the epicentre of […]

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