Time to allow Assange freedom, says Ecuador
Time to allow Assange freedom, says Ecuador

A UN panel has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's confinement amounted to arbitrary detention.

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks` fugitive anti-hero
Julian Assange - WikiLeaks` fugitive anti-hero

A United Nations report on Friday calling for Julian Assange`s "detention" to be brought to an end is the latest twist in a long-running case pitting hi-tech activists against mighty governments.

Ecuador orders arrest of soccer chief amid FIFA scandal

The judge also issued arrest warrants for two other federation officials.
 

Protests as Ecuador lifts presidential term limits

Ecuador`s Congress voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to lift presidential term limits from 2021, triggering violent demonstrations that saw police attacked with spears, clubs and home-made rockets.

Footballers go on strike in Ecuador over unpaid salaries
Footballers go on strike in Ecuador over unpaid salaries

The association has decided "to suspend all activities related to Ecuadorian soccer", announced AFE.

Ecuadorian Naval ship with 153 crew arrive in Kochi

An Ecuadorian naval ship with 153 crew, including 51 officer trainees on board, is visiting Kochi.

Uruguay recall Edinson Cavani for World Cup qualifiers
Uruguay recall Edinson Cavani for World Cup qualifiers

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani was recalled to Uruguay's national football squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Chile next month.

Premier League 2015-16: Sergio Aguero out for one month after sustaining injury
Premier League 2015-16: Sergio Aguero out for one month after sustaining injury

Manchester City Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Argentine striker Sergio Aguero will be out for the next four weeks after sustaining an "important" injury.

Britain refuses to grant Assange safe passage for medical checkup

Britain has refused Ecuador's request to give Julian Assange safe passage for a medical checkup after he had a sharp pain in his right shoulder.

2018 WC qualifiers: Willian brace lifts Brazil, Argentina held to draw
2018 WC qualifiers: Willian brace lifts Brazil, Argentina held to draw

Brazil kick-started their South American World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 victory over Venezuela as Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay posted their second wins and Argentina gained their first point.

Sergio Aguero ruled out for a month with injury
Sergio Aguero ruled out for a month with injury

Argentine striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out for a month with a hamstring injury suffered in their 0-2 home defeat against Ecuador.

Brazil, Argentina upset as road to World Cup begins
Brazil, Argentina upset as road to World Cup begins

Argentina slumped to a shock home defeat against Ecuador while Brazil were beaten 2-0 by Chile as upsets dominated the opening round of South America's qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

Lionel Messi's absence no excuse for Argentina: Javier Mascherano
Lionel Messi's absence no excuse for Argentina: Javier Mascherano

Argentina defender Javier Mascherano has called upon his national teammates to pull together and put their best foot forward in the absence of skipper Lionel Messi.

Colombia''s Santos goes to Venezuela meeting without "great expectations"

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday he will attend a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart to resolve an ongoing border crisis with "the best intentions but without great expectations".

Sweden eyes Ecuador deal, paving way for Julian Assange probe

Sweden hopes to reach a judicial cooperation deal with Ecuador by year's end that would pave the way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, officials said on Monday.

Ecuador volcano quiet after prompting state of emergency

 After rumbling and belching ash, the Cotopaxi volcano was silent Sunday, hours after Ecuador declared a state of emergency and fearful residents were evacuated.

Ecuador villages evacuated as Cotopaxi volcano rumbles to life

Ecuador's president Rafael Correa said Saturday he will declare a state of emergency as the Cotopaxi volcano rumbled to life and prompted evacuation orders in several villages threatened by landslides.

Volcano in Ecuador spews huge column of ash

 A volcano in Ecuador that has not erupted in nearly 140 years belched a column of ash eight kilometers high on Friday, prompting officials to raise the alert level.

Ecuador protests left 67 police injured, 47 arrested

A total of 67 police officers were injured and 47 people arrested during protests in Ecuador against President Rafael Correa's moves to seek a fourth term, an official said on Friday.

Protests in Ecuador over Correa`s looming `dictatorship`

Demonstrators took to the streets in Ecuador on Thursday to protest President Rafael Correa`s moves to seek a fourth term, but the leftist leader declared that plans for a paralyzing general strike had failed.