Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

Feb 5, 2016

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador’s embassy in London after a U.N. panel found that the antisecrecy campaigner was “arbitrarily detained.” Addressing a news conference via video link from the embassy, where he sought ...

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

| Feb 5, 2016

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. But it is not clear ...

Ecuadoran leader says Sweden to grill Assange 'soon' at London mission

Jan 21, 2016

Ecuadoran leader says Sweden to grill Assange 'soon' at London mission

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could face questions from Swedish prosecutors “in the coming days” at his hideout in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, Ecuador President Rafael Correa said Wednesday. Correa did not give a date for the interrogation over a 2010 rape allegation, which ...

Ecuador transgender man announces historic pregnancy

Dec 25, 2015

Ecuador transgender man announces historic pregnancy

A couple in Ecuador are making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner. Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier ...

Nov 26, 2015

Man convicted in shooting of Japanese couple in Ecuador

A court in Ecuador has convicted a man of the shooting of a Japanese honeymooning couple in the country in 2013 that left the husband dead and his wife seriously injured, prosecutors said Wednesday. Carlos Camposano could face a prison term of between 16 ...

Nov 19, 2015

Ecuador declares state of emergency for El Nino

Ecuador braced for a destructive season of weather caused by the El Nino phenomenon by declaring a 60-day state of emergency Wednesday in its most vulnerable provinces. President Rafael Correa said the measure would free up “necessary and indispensable” emergency relief in case of ...

Britain refuses to grant Assange safe passage for medical check

Oct 15, 2015

Britain refuses to grant Assange safe passage for medical check

Britain has refused Ecuador’s request to give Julian Assange safe passage for a medical checkup after he experienced a sharp pain in his right shoulder, Quito’s top diplomat said Wednesday. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since ...

More than 300,000 could be affected if Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano blows

Aug 18, 2015

More than 300,000 could be affected if Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano blows

Nearly 325,000 people could be affected by an eruption of Cotopaxi, the volcano looming beyond the Ecuadoran capital of Quito, officials said Monday. The biggest risk is from an eruption melting the 5,900-meter (19,000-foot) mountain’s snowcap and triggering massive melt-water floods and lahar mudflows ...