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At least 7 killed in traffic accident in Ecuador

At least seven people died and another four were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway in the Ecuadorian province of Los Rios,...
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Accra Mayor, Dhaka, and others Take C40 Vice-Chairs positions

The mayors of Accra, Ghana; Dhaka South, Bangladesh; Medellín, Colombia; Nanjing, China; and Quito, Ecuador have been elected Vice-Chairs of C40 Cities. Their election...
Lenin Moreno

Ecuador’s President tells WikiLeaks founder not to meddle in politics

Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno on Monday urged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not to intervene in Ecuadorian politics. Assange has been sheltered by...
Lenin Moreno

Lenin Moreno, Ecuador’s president-elect to continue Citizens Revolution

Ecuadorian ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno won Sunday's presidential election runoff, the National Electoral Council (CNE) said on Tuesday. Moreno garnered 51.16...
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Ecuadorian Electoral Council affirms “total transparency” in presidential election

The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador Wednesday affirmed "total transparency" in Sunday's presidential election and refuted fraud claims made by opposition candidate Guillermo...
Person voting

Ecuador closes campaigns ahead of second round of presidential election

Both candidates in Ecuador's presidential race, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno, and the opposition's Guillermo Lasso, closed their campaigns on Thursday with political rallies,...
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Bus crash kills 12 in north Ecuador

At least 12 people were killed after a passenger bus crashed with a car, veered off the road and plummeted into a ravine in...
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Ecuador presidential election headed to runoff

Ecuador's presidential election is heading to a runoff as the leading ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno failed to garner an absolute majority in the...
Lenin Moreno

Ecuador’s ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno

Ecuador's presidential election is heading to a runoff between the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and the opposition right-wing candidate Guillermo Lasso, according to...
Guillermo Lasso

Guillermo Lasso, Ecuadorian ex-banker making second run for presidency

Ecuador's presidential election is heading to a runoff between the ruling PAIS Alliance party candidate Lenin Moreno and the opposition right-wing candidate Guillermo Lasso,...
Person voting

Ecuador presidential election heads to runoff

Ecuador's presidential election is heading to a runoff as the leading ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno failed to garner an absolute majority in the...

Feb. 8 world news summary at 1530 GMT

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed Tuesday their shared commitment to combatting terrorism in all its...

Outgoing UNASUR leader calls for joint strategy against Trump

The outgoing Secretary-General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Ernesto Samper on Tuesday called on the bloc to develop a joint strategy...
This file photo shows Julian Assange holding a speech on a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Ecuador to extend asylum to Wikileaks’ founder “for as long as he wishes”

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said Friday that his government would offer asylum to Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange for as long as the whistleblower wants. ...
QUITO, April 24, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People holding candles attend the memorial event for the earthquake victims in Quito, capital of Ecuador, April 23, 2016. The death toll of the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the northern Pacific coast of Ecuador on April 16 has risen to 646, said President Rafael Correa Saturday. (Xinhua/Santiago Armas)

Ecuadorians prepare to burn dolls to bid farewell to tough 2016

Ecuadorians are preparing to bid farewell to 2016 by burning rag dolls at midnight on Dec. 31, a tradition dating back to 1830. ...

Post-quake Ecuador celebrates Christmas with dampened mood, strong spirit

An atmosphere of solemnity and reflection marks this year's Christmas celebrations in Ecuador, where an April destructive earthquake left many homeless and others living...
Borno State

Dec. 20 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MOSCOW -- Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed in a gunman attack at an art exhibition on Monday in the Turkish capital...
People clear the ruin of a collapsed temple at Basantapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

Chinese president pledges further support for Ecuador’s post-quake rebuilding

"China will take an active part in Ecuador's post-quake rebuilding, and continue to provide support in housing, medical treatment, human resources and disaster prevention...
Xi Jinping

Ecuadorians look forward to Chinese president’s visit

Italo Cedeno, chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Latin America, told Xinhua that Xi's visit will not only enrich the economic cooperation between...

Quito And Ecuador Under Perspective

The city was hit by earthquake in 1917, but despite that, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. ...
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Habitat III vows cheerful message for urban communities’ landmark agenda

As the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, also known as Habitat III, concluded on Thursday, eyes are now turning to what...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Increasing slums in Accra and other regional capitals

He said the population of Accra and Kumasi alone put pressure on the infrastructure and social amenities, therefore creating slums in the city. ...

Ghana’s Urban Development Initiative commended

The commendation was made after a panel presentation by Mr Sylvanus Kofi Adzornu, the Head of the Urban Development Unit, at the Ministry of...

Habitat conference commends Zoomlion

The waste and management company received the commendation from the participants after a presentation done by Mr Mohammed Mahama Adams, a Communications Officer at...

Ghana seeks to attract investors in ongoing UN Habitat conference

The objective of the Habitat Conference, the third conference in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), is to invigorate and secure...

Oct. 5 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

QUITO -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Ecuadorian counterpart Guillaume Long here Tuesday and they agreed on furthering strategic cooperation. ...

July 6 China-related world news summary at 1000 GMT

ACCRA -- More and more Chinese companies are willing to invest in Ghana due to peace and stability environment in Ghana, Chinese Ambassador to...
Vladimir Putin

May 19 world news summary at 0030 GMT

SOCHI, Russia -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed the mechanism of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a complement to current international...
Boko Haram

May 18 world news summary at 1530 GMT

ABUJA -- One of Nigeria's missing 219 Chibok girls has been found by a local vigilante group on a rescue mission in Sambisa Forest,...
Yemen

April 24 world news summary at 1530 GMT

QUITO -- The Ecuadorian government on Saturday declared eight days of national mourning as the death toll from the massive earthquake that hit the...