Famed Galapagos tortoise `Pepe the Missionary` dies at 60

Quito: "Pepe the Missionary," a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Ecuador`s Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60, officials have said.

Assange will not leave until assured no US extradition: Lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer said Tuesday.

WikiLeaks` Assange hopes to exit London embassy if UK lets him: Spokesman

Assange`s comments briefly raised the possibility of him leaving the embassy, somewhere he has been holed up since June 2012.

Ecuador quake triggers deadly landslides

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Ecuadoran capital Quito Tuesday, triggering landslides that killed at least two people and violently shaking buildings and homes.

Magnitude-5.1 quake rattles Ecuador`s capital

An earthquake measured at a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has rattled Ecuador`s capital and surrounding areas, causing tall buildings to sway and sending people scurrying into the streets.

Julian Assange cheers on Ecuador in World Cup

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed today that he has been watching the World Cup from his confinement in the Ecuadoran embassy in London, rejecting his native Australia to support Ecuador.

Two arrested in Ecuador for alleged cyberattacks

Ecuadoran authorities said Thursday they have arrested two people for alleged cyberattacks targeting President Rafael Correa.

Ecuador orders 20 Pentagon employees to leave: US embassy

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa has ordered 20 Pentagon officers and staff to leave the country, a United States (US) embassy official said Friday.

Villagers eye Ecuador volcano after spectacular eruption

Villagers and experts warily eyed an Ecuador volcano on Saturday that spewed a 10-kilometre high column of ash a day earlier in a spectacular eruption.

Ecuador president says Twitter account hacked

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa has said his Twitter account was hacked, blaming right-wing foreign groups for posting false tweets on it.

Presidential helicopter crashes in Ecuador, three dead

A military helicopter assigned to the presidency crashed in southern Ecuador, killing three people, President Rafael Correa has announced.

Ecuadoran cartoonist accuses government of abuse of power

An Ecuadoran newspaper cartoonist said he would comply with an order to change a cartoon that offended President Rafael Correa.

Ecuador`s Correa rebukes `intrusions` by UN, Americas court

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa has rebuked requests by major international bodies for clarification on his anti-abortion position and decision to extract oil from an Amazon reserve.

Six Cuban asylum-seekers stuck at Bogota airport

Colombia refused to entertain asylum applications from six Cubans who have been stuck in the transit area of Bogota`s international airport since New Year`s Day after a failed attempt to enter Ecuador.

Correa slams report on CIA role in Ecuador strike

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa warned on Monday that reports US intelligence played a role in a 2008 Colombian attack on FARC rebels in his country as a threat to regional peace efforts.

USAID to pull out of Ecuador: US embassy official

The US Agency for International Development has decided to end its operations in Ecuador next year after failing to reach an agreement with its leftist government, a US embassy official said on Tuesday.

Fifty-five inmates bust out of Ecuador jail

Fifty-five inmates escaped from an overcrowded jail in Ecuador but 20 were swiftly recaptured, authorities said.

Ecuador mulls taking Assange case to The Hague

Assange has been living in the embassy for more than a year, after Ecuador granted him political asylum, but Britain refused to let him leave the country by denying safe passage, Xinhua reported.

Once `extinct` Pinnochio lizard rediscovered!

The long-nosed Pinocchio lizard, believed to be extinct for 50 years, has been rediscovered in the cloud forests of Ecuador.

Ecuador approves oil drilling in Amazon reserve

Ecuador`s Congress approved oil drilling in the nation`s biggest oil field in Yasuni National Park, part of the Amazon reserve, media reports said.