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On Wednesday, the European Parliament approved the extension of the legislation under which the Ecuadorian products entering the EU market tariff preferences for the next two years, since 2015.

2 hours 17 min

Havana, Cuba Dec.

4 hours 8 min

An eerie silence hung over the shattered, blood-spattered corridors and classrooms of the Army Public School on Wednesday -- the silence of 132 dead Pakistani children, their lives cut short by Taliban gunmen.
Instead of the shouts of excited teenagers echoing down the school's hallways and in the crisp winter air of its manicured grounds, only the crunch of soldiers' boots could be heard.

4 hours 12 min

Sierra Leone on Wednesday launched stiff measures to stem the spread of Ebola, including a ban on New Year revelries and travel restrictions.

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On Wednesday, the European Parliament approved the extension of the legislation under which the Ecuadorian products entering the EU market tariff preferences for the next two years, since 2015.

2 hours 7 min

Switzerland, Dec.

4 hours 29 min

The chief executive of Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras said Wednesday that she will not resign, despite the corruption scandal shaking the company and the ruling Workers' Party.

5 hours 40 min

Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, said Tuesday that the Colombian market is one of the most important for their country, so he will continue meeting with Minister of Commerce of Colombia, Cecilia Alvarez, to treat various bilateral issues in this area.

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It is about the Organic Code of Social Economics of Knowledge, Innovation and Creativity, project which was designed with the (online) participation of one million people.

23 hours 59 min

The governments of Ecuador and Colombia started from Tuesday a new stage of work, after the third Binational Cabinet which took place in the last two days, in which they defined new actions to achieve integration "at all levels" from the borders.

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President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, confirmed Monday his country's support for the peace process in Colombia, with his counterpart Juan Manuel Santos, in the III Binational Cabinet based in Rio Verde, Esmeraldas, on the Pacific coast.

1 day 7 hours
III Binational Cabinet Ecuador-Colombia

The governments of Ecuador and Colombia settled Monday at the III Binational Cabinet new bilateral agreements on health, migration and illegal mining and other criminal offenses.

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4 hours 29 min

The chief executive of Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras said Wednesday that she will not resign, despite the corruption scandal shaking the company and the ruling Workers' Party.

1 day 7 hours

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, described Monday as "very important" , the relationship between his country and Ecuador, in the context of III Binational Cabinet between the two states, taking place in Esmeraldas.

1 day 22 hours

Stocks in Argentina fell more than five percent Monday, pulled down by plummeting oil company shares, despite signs that global crude prices are stabilizing.

5 days 1 hour

Cuba will attend the Summit of the Americas next year for the first time in the history of the regional gathering that began in Miami two decades ago, Panama's foreign minister said Friday.

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British and German soldiers recreate a World War I Christmas truce football match Wednesday in a feel-good ending to a year of 100th anniversary commemorations of the start of the conflict.
As the truce took hold on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 1914, enemy British and German troops emerged from their trenches along the Western Front to talk, joke, share cigarettes and kick a ball about in no-man's-land.

23 hours 27 min

Malaysia's seven-time world champion Nicol David's bid to regain her crown progressed on Tuesday as she became the first player to reach the quarter-finals but she was forced to battle surprisingly hard in both the first two games of her match in Cairo.

1 day 5 hours

FIFA on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the Russian and Qatar bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

2 days 2 hours

The first final of the Ecuadorian soccer tournament, which will be played this Wednesday at 20:00 (01:00 GMT) in the Monumental Stadium of Guayaquil, between Barcelona and Emelec, will take place with unrivalled public and with 1800 policemen assigned for keeping order and safety in the place.

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Hundreds of couples performed a tango on St Peter's square on Wednesday in a birthday treat for Pope Francis, a proud Argentinian who was reportedly a mean dancer himself in his youth.
With the recent gloomy weather giving way to sparkling sunshine and an azure sky, an even higher authority than the pontiff appeared to have given his blessing to the celebrations.

4 hours 20 min

The rock music world is notorious for its bickering but Aerosmith belongs to another category altogether -- a band with constant and open tensions that has nonetheless managed to stay together.

1 day 4 hours

Dark times call for dark humour, especially in Russia, where wags are saying the ruble has now fallen below the psychologically important threshold of "I no longer give a damn".

1 day 23 hours

A group of feminists, some dressed as princesses and maids, briefly occupied a Paris toy shop Saturday to protest the gender stereotypes fuelled by toys in the run-up to Christmas.

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Sierra Leone on Wednesday launched stiff measures to stem the spread of Ebola, including a ban on New Year revelries and travel restrictions.

23 hours 2 min

The Palestinians told US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday they will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council even though he warned of a veto, a Palestinian official said.

1 day 28 min

Jeb Bush, younger brother of a former president and son of another US president, announced Tuesday that he has decided to "actively" explore the possibility of launching into the race for the White House in 2016, after consultation with his family.

1 day 4 hours

Dark times call for dark humour, especially in Russia, where wags are saying the ruble has now fallen below the psychologically important threshold of "I no longer give a damn".

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Andes Agency

The Interior Ministry reported that from January 1 to December 15, this year, at least 63 tons of drugs have been seized in different raids. In 2013, 56 tons of narcotics were seized.

Sierra Leone on Wednesday launched stiff measures to stem the spread of Ebola, including a ban on New Year revelries and travel restrictions.

Quito was designated as the venue for the Habitat III conference, the UN Summit on Urban Development and Sustainable Housing that takes place every 20 years, and even though this event will be in 2016, Ecuador is now preparing for this challenging event.

Gabriela Andrade, favored with grant number 10000 of Senescyt./ Carlos Rodríguez-ANDES

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Senescyt) delivered the scholarships N° 9,999 and 10,000, for studies of third and fourth level abroad. This took place at the Eugenio Espejo Convention Center. For these scholarships, $267 million have been invested.

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Agencia Andes

This is the Community Millennium Tablada Sanchez, located in the Santa Rita parrioquia in Chone. This area is inhabited by 81 families in the rural area, the Ecuadorian government relocated to make way for the construction of Multi Chone megaproject, which will provide drinking water and irrigation and flood control in this vast manabita sector.

The afternoon rolls in, the neighbourhoodin the Gaza Strip from where you can see Israel has a bleak outlook: there is not a single house or building without damage, after the 50 day war with Israel that ended on August 26th. Children come running out of what looks like ruins to greet the foreigners who are there.

200 meters away from the current Heritage Cemetery in Guayaquil- as it was demanded by the Catholic leadership of the era - in 1870 a cemetery was built to bury those who did not profess that religion. Currently the place, little known to Guayaquil, looks very sloppy, but does not lose its appeal.

Vanessa Landinez is one of the many names that evoke stories of violence against women by their womanhood and has become a flag of Ecuador struggle against femicide and impunity.

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The Board of Governors of Galapagos Special Regime (cgreg) resolved new parameters for hotel buildings that start from this month. In order to preserve the environmental, urban, social and tourism standards, the agency decided that hotels should have a maximum of 35 rooms and 70 beds.

A report highlights that Tren Ecuador is considered "a prodigy of engineering since it managed to transit through the very steep hill of the Devil's Nose almost completely vertically".

Ministra de Turismo junto a Gerente de Quito turismo y gerente de Ferrocarriles del Ecuador. Foto: Carlos Rodríguez L./ANDES

The Minister of Tourism of Ecuador, Sandra Naranjo, said Monday the awards that Ecuador has won in recent months are contributing to make it a 'tourist power' worldwide.

For the second year, Ecuador won 'World's Leading Green Destination 2014' awarded by the World Travel Awards, considered the Oscars of tourism in the world, as part of a series of awards received by the country, competing with Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Fixed, Kenya, Norway, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago.

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BEHIND THE LENS OF ANDES

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