Ecuador to promote funding for development as president of G77+China

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Promoting funding for developing countries and raising awareness on the damage tax havens make are two specific goals Ecuador will work on after assuming the pro tempore presidency of G77+China in a ceremony held at the UN.

Ecuadorian president flies to New York to assume presidency of the G77+China group

President Rafael Correa flew Thursday to New York where he will attend the ceremony in which Ecuador will assume the pro tempore presidency of the G77+China and will meet the community of Ecuadorians living in that country.

Ecuador gives report on Assange’s questioning to Sweden

Ecuador sent to London the report of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s questioning on rape allegations, Swedish prosecutors announced Thursday.

Assange releases full testimony to Swedish prosecutors and denounces unlawful and politicized detention

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released his full testimony to Swedish prosecutors regarding sexual assault claims for which he was arrested in 2010.

Xi Jinping’s speech in APEC positions China and Asia-Pacific at the forefront of the world

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Chinese president Xi Jinping sets off on Latin American trip

Chinese president Xi Jinping headed Wednesday to Ecuador where he will start his trip to Latin America which includes visiting Peru and Chile.

Julian Assange is questioned at Ecuador’s embassy in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is questioned Monday at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up since 2012 over rape accusations in Sweden which he denies.

"More bridges and less walls: I do not agree with the ideology or values Donald Trump represents”, Rafael Correa

“Neoliberal globalization will last as long as benefits for the US last.” This is a phrase Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said nearly a decade ago which he recalls now after the election of mogul Donald Trump as president of the world’s most powerful countries.

Chinese president’s visit to Latin America will strengthen bilateral ties, according to top officials

The next visit Chinese president Xi Jinping will pay to three Latin American countries will promote cooperation ties between China and Latin America, top officials affirm.

Ecuadorian embassy in London is under siege, foreign minister Guillaume Long says

During an interview with the BBC, Ecuadorian foreign minister Guillaume Long said that the embassy of his country in the UK, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up, is under siege.

It is the US decision to grant TPS to Ecuadorian immigrants, says vice minister of Foreign Affairs

Once Ecuador requested the U.S. for TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for immigrants illegally living in the country, the final decision can only be made by the North American country, Esther Cuesta, vice minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed Tuesday.

A movement is being created in Ecuador to promote the nomination of Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish journalist based in France, said Tuesday that the creation of a planet’s movement to promote the concession of a Nobel Peace Prize for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden is under way.

Ecuadorians can travel to China without visa for a 30-day-period

The National Assembly approved Tuesday an agreement between the governments of Ecuador and China to mutually exempt a visa requirement to enter their territories. The measure was approved with 95 concurring votes.

Ecuador will reply to Sweden on Assange’s questioning over the next few days

Ecuadorian foreign minister Guillaume Long told Andes Agency that the Ecuadorian government is currently analyzing Sweden’s request to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the Andean country’s embassy in London where he has been holed up since 2012.

Ecuador activates special assistance system for citizens in Brussels

The Ecuadorian consulate in Brussels activated a special assistance system to help citizens who need information, assistance or other type of service related to bombings occurred Tuesday in the Belgian capital.

Jakarta attacks confirm regional fears over IS: analysts

A "Paris-style" suicide strike on the Indonesian capital Thursday confirmed Southeast Asian governments’ worst fears -- that citizens returning from fighting alongside the Islamic State group in the Middle East could launch attacks at home.

Ecuador says will cooperate with Sweden on Assange

Ecuador said Wednesday it will cooperate with Swedish prosecutors after they formally requested permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Sweden requests permission from Ecuador to quiz Assange

The Swedish state prosecutor's office said Wednesday it had formally asked Ecuador for permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Mexico recaptures drug kingpin 'Chapo' Guzman

Mexican authorities recaptured fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Friday, six months after his spectacular prison break, President Enrique Pena Nieto said, triumphantly declaring "mission accomplished."

Tearful Obama pleads for 'urgency' on gun control

President Barack Obama shed tears Tuesday as he announced limited measures to tackle rampant US gun violence and called on Americans to punish lawmakers who oppose more meaningful reforms.