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The Wikileaks founder was stopped from using the internet or a mobile phone to communicate with the outside world in March.
The quake hit at 9:12 pm local time (0212 GMT on Friday) at a depth of 93.5 kilometers, near the center of the South American country. It was felt across several provinces, according to Twitter users.
The arrests include 'several managers of large chains' accused of 'speculating and hoarding basic products' that are subject to prices fixed by the government
Colombia has pleaded with its southern neighbors to agree to a combined migration strategy, while Ecuador has called a meeting of 13 Latin American countries next month to discuss the crisis
Peru has decided it will only allow in Venezuelan migrants in possession of a passport. But only around half of the Venezuelans heading south to escape poverty and economic crisis are carrying passports.
Ecuador's foreign ministry says 23 people were killed in the crash, instead of 24 as previously announced
(UPDATED) The bus, which had foreign license plates, was on a downward stretch of highway 30 kilometers east of Quito when it struck an all-terrain vehicle and overturned, slamming into 3 houses on the side of the road, officials say
'Mr. Assange has been in this situation for over 5 years and we have to find a way out for him,' says Ecuador President Lenin Moreno
Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin thanks Ecuador for its support and says talks will be transferred to either Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Norway or Venezuela
A rescue agency initially reported 12 people were killed and 25 injured. The latest person to have died succumbed to injuries while being treated, the Interior Ministry says.
(UPDATED) In a court in the British capital, Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejects Julian Assange's lawyers' argument that upholding the warrant was no longer in the public interest.
Initial results from the plebiscite show 64% of ballots in favor of restoring the measure which prevents presidents from running indefinitely
Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the 46-year-old Australian, who has been holed up at the embassy for 5 years to avoid arrest, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12
'The government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr Assange here in the UK. The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter,' the British foreign ministry says in a statement.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has angered Madrid by using Twitter to pump out messages of support for Catalonia's independence drive and accuse Spain's central government of 'repression'
Messi's virtuoso performance erased the fears of Argentina missing next year's World Cup in Russia
Ecuador Vice President Jorge Glas responds to President Lenin Moreno s move with defiance vowing to see out the rest of his term
His status does not allow him to talk about the politics of any country let alone ours says Ecuador s new president Lenin Moreno
Moreno wins the April 2 second round with a 51 15 share – more than 226 000 votes ahead of his conservative rival Guillermo Lasso
Moreno 64 a wheelchair user and champion of disability rights is seen as a more moderate successor to outgoing President Rafael Correa
The election is being closely watched as a barometer of the political climate in Latin America where more than a decade of leftist dominance has been waning
The election is being watched closely to see if oil producing Ecuador will become the latest leftist run country in Latin America to shift to the right
With just over 95 of ballots counted leftist ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had 39 21 of the vote short of the 40 needed to avoid a runoff
UPDATED The vote is a test of the legacy of outgoing President Rafael Correa
Civil defense offices will rehearse the relaying of tsunami warnings for large quakes off the coasts of Chile and Peru Colombia and Ecuador the Philippines the Solomon Islands Tonga and Vanuatu
The negotiations with the National Liberation Army (ELN) – the country's last active rebel group – mark a new milestone in the Colombian peace process
A source at the Integrated Security Service or ECU 911 says the school vehicle was not following a route
Assange s lawyer Per Samuelsson said the questioning is expected to last several days at the embassy where the founder of the secret spilling website has been holed up for 4 years
Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong passes on her crown to Katherin Espín of Ecuador
FARC negotiator: It s an optimistic atmosphere Let s get peace
The government of Ecuador respects the principle of non intervention in the internal affairs of other states It does not interfere in external electoral processes nor does it favor any particular candidate
The Colombian government and the country s second largest rebel group the ELN announce they will launch negotiations on October 27 in Ecuador s capital
The leftist governments of Ecuador and Bolivia also recalled their diplomats from Brasilia
Former San Cristobal mayor Daniel Ceballos was abruptly taken from his home before dawn by members of the Venezuelan intelligence services
4th UPDATE The meeting is to take place in the coming weeks Ecuador says
3rd UPDATE The USGS revises slightly downward its initial estimate of the strength of both quakes Earthquake monitors in Ecuador have similar readings
3rd UPDATE Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are set to hold events in several cities across the globe
Clint Dempsey scores his third goal in as many games as the US defeats Ecuador to make the semi finals of the Copa America Centenario
The president says parts of Manabi and nearby Esmeraldas province are without power witj only minor damage reported in some areas
The April 16 quake was the worst to strike Ecuador in decades causing buildings to collapse and damaging roads and other infrastructure in tourist areas along the coast
Hopes of finding more survivors are fast evaporating
UPDATED The official toll from the quake now stands at 602 dead and 130 missing
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UPDATED The quake comes as a big economic blow to oil producing Ecuador which has already taken a huge hit from the drop in global crude prices
4th UPDATE The quake comes as the South American nation already reels from Saturday s 7 8 magnitude quake that hit Ecuador s coast in a zone popular with tourists not too far from the epicenter of Wednesday s quake
Hope of finding more victims alive was fading as the crucial 3 day mark approaches
Hopes that more survivors would be found in the heaps of rubble and twisted metal that used to buildings wane at the crucial 3 day point after the disaster
Foreign countries and organizations dispatched rescue teams to help the search and medical units to treat the thousands of people injured
The agency also says the strong earthquakes will not trigger the Big One in the Philippines