Clashes as Ecuador president declares state of emergency
Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Ecuador after President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency Thursday following demonstrations against rising fuel prices due to the government scrapping subsidies.
Ecuador legislature votes against decriminalizing abortion
Ecuador's National Assembly voted Tuesday against decriminalizing abortion in all cases of rape and for fetal malformation.
Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage
Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.
Flying Eagles set for Qatar as FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off
The stage is set for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, where 24 countries will fight to determine the best youth football-playing nation on earth. The competition, which kicks off today and ends on June 16, is attracting much attention because of the quality of youngsters that participated in their various continental championships.…
‘Millions of Nigerians may miss homes by 2050’
Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries, including Nigeria, will lose their homes against their will in the next 30 years. A ground-breaking study by Prindex, a joint initiative of the Global Land Alliance and Overseas Development Institute (ODI), asked adults across 33 countries whether they fear losing the right to use their homes…
Not up to US to decide on Assange asylum, Ecuador says
It's not up to Washington to decide the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador's top diplomat said Friday, following the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence. Pence "raised the issue" of the Australian anti-secrecy activist -- holed up at Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012 -- when he met with Lenin Moreno on…
Lebanese man stranded for 42 days in Ecuador airport
A Lebanese man has been stuck in immigration purgatory at an airport in Ecuador for 42 days after losing his passport and being returned there from Spain. Nizam Hussein Shalak, 56, who does not speak Spanish, has been residing in the international terminal of the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo airport in Guayaquil, El Universo newspaper…
Ecuador spied on Assange at London embassy
Ecuador spied on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy where he has been living since 2012, initially to support him but things changed after he hacked the mission's computers, the Guardian reported Wednesday.
Ecuador suspends role as guarantor of Colombia peace talks
Ecuador on Wednesday said it was suspending its role as guarantor of the peace talks between Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas which have been hosted in Quito since early 2017.