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From skateboards to spying, Assange arrest followed drawn-out dispute with Ecuador

Apr 11 2019

QUITO/WASHINGTON Ecuador's decision to abruptly end Julian Assange's seven-year asylum in its London embassy on Thursday followed a long deterioration in relations, driven in part by suspicions he was secretly fuelling corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno.

After years of giving refuge, Ecuador suspends Assange's citizenship

Apr 11 2019

QUITO Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange's citizenship and accused him and people connected to his WikiLeaks group of collaborating in attempts to destabilize the Andean nation's government, after years of offering him shelter.

From skateboards to spying, Assange arrest followed drawn-out dispute with Ecuador

Apr 11 2019

QUITO/WASHINGTON Ecuador's decision to abruptly end Julian Assange's seven-year asylum in its London embassy on Thursday followed a long deterioration in relations, driven in part by suspicions he was secretly fuelling corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno.

Ecuador to invite bids to build new refinery in May: energy minister

Mar 18 2019

QUITO Ecuador will launch an international bidding round for the construction of a new 300,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in May, Energy Minister Carlos Perez said in an interview on Monday.

Ecuador says two mines on track to producing gold, copper this year

Feb 28 2019

QUITO Two of Ecuador's five mines in development are on track to start producing copper and gold in the fourth quarter of 2019 in line with plans, a senior government official said in an interview, as the country pushes to diversify its economy from oil exports.

Deep 7.5-magnitude quake hits Ecuador-Peru border region

Feb 22 2019

QUITO/LIMA A deep magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck the Peru-Ecuador border region early on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing tremors that the Ecuadorian president said were felt around the country. | Video

Ecuador inks $4.2 billion financing deal with IMF: Moreno

Feb 20 2019

QUITO Ecuador has reached a $4.2 billion staff-level financing deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), President Lenin Moreno said on Wednesday, as the Andean country grapples with a large fiscal deficit and heavy external debt.

Ecuador to demand Venezuelan migrants' criminal records after murder

Jan 21 2019

QUITO Ecuador will ask Venezuelan migrants to present their criminal records upon entering, the country's vice president said on Monday, following the murder of a pregnant Ecuadorean woman by a Venezuelan man that triggered protests and acts of violence.

Ecuador to tighten controls on Venezuelan immigrants after murder

Jan 20 2019

QUITO Ecuador is setting up new units to check Venezuelan immigrants' legal status and may tighten entry requirements after a Venezuelan man murdered his pregnant Ecuadorian girlfriend, President Lenin Moreno said on Sunday.

U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source

Jan 18 2019

QUITO U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuador's British embassy on Friday about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Ecuadorean government source said.

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