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UK press takes swipe at Assange and UN panel

London - British newspaper columnists on Saturday took aim at Julian Assange and the UN panel that found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been "arbitrarily detained".

UN panel emerges from shadows with bombshell Assange ruling

Ginebra - The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was thrust into the global spotlight Friday with its finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Sweden and Britain.

Britain rejects UN panel ruling on Assange: Government

London - Britain rejected a UN panel's ruling on Friday that called for Julian Assange's "detention" at Ecuador's embassy in London to be brought to an end, saying it would challenge the report's findings."This changes nothing.

Assange tells UK, Sweden to let him go after UN finding

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador's embassy in London after a UN panel found that the anti-secrecy campaigner was "arbitrarily detained.

Ecuador says Assange welcome to remain in London embassy

Quito - Ecuador said Thursday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is welcome to remain in its London embassy, ahead of a UN panel's expected ruling that his stay there amounts to illegal detention."It's a personal decision.

UN panel's ruling has no impact on Sweden's Assange probe: Prosecutor

Stockholm - A UN panel ruling finding that Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London amounts to illegal detention has no impact on the rape investigation against him in Sweden, the prosecution said on Thursday.

WikiLeaks founder Assange may leave embassy after UN panel ruling

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could walk out of the Ecuadoran embassy in London after more than three years on Friday, when a UN panel will rule whether he has been illegally held.

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive anti-hero

London - 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.

WikiLeaks founder Assange leaves fate up to UN panel

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he could leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Friday pending an opinion by a UN panel on his alleged rape case -- but Britain said it would have to arrest him.

Erdogan eyes expanding Turkey influence on Latin America tour

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday embarks on a major tour of Latin American countries in a bid to expand Ankara's ties outside its traditional sphere of influence.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio donates $3.4 million to Ecuador

Golden Globe-winning actor and Oscar front-runner Leonardo DiCaprio has donated money for a cause that is dear to his heart.

Sweden, Ecuador at odds over Assange interrogation

Stockholm - Sweden's prosecution authority said Thursday Ecuador had refused its request to let a Swedish prosecutor question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, because Quito wanted an Ecuadoran prosecutor to do the questioning.

Sweden to question Assange 'soon': Ecuador president

Quito - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could face questions from Swedish prosecutors "in the coming days" at his hideout in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said Wednesday.

Ecuador says Assange can leave if no Swedish charges

Quito - Ecuador said Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can leave his hideout in its London embassy and go into exile in the South American country if Swedish prosecutors do not charge him after questioning him.

Ecuador says will cooperate with Sweden on Assange

Quito - 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

Stockholm - 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.

Amazon peoples change ancestral ways to save forest

- The the indigenous peoples of the Amazon are far removed from the Paris conference rooms where politicians and technocrats in dark suits hashed out a historic deal on curbing climate change to close out the year.

Sweden reaches preliminary deal to question Assange

Stockholm - Sweden has reached a preliminary legal agreement with Ecuador that would pave the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned over a rape allegation, the Swedish government said Sunday.

Protests as Ecuador lifts presidential term limits

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

Angry Cubans protest at Ecuador visa rule

Havana - Hundreds of furious Cubans chanting and brandishing air tickets protested Friday outside Ecuador's embassy in Havana over new visa restrictions designed to stop Cuban migrants traveling through the region to the United States.

Fear and beauty at foot of Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano

Since it awoke in August from a 138-year slumber, Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano has become one of the most-watched in the world, holding wary locals and fascinated scientists in thrall.

Four castaways rescued off Mexico after month adrift

- The Mexican navy has rescued four fishermen from Colombia and Ecuador who spent more than a month adrift in a small boat after getting lost at sea and running out of fuel.

Scientists identify new Galapagos giant tortoise species

Quito - A team of Ecuadoran and international scientists said Wednesday they have identified a new giant tortoise species on the Galapagos Islands.There are only a few hundred members of the new species, Ecuador's environment ministry said in a statement.

Britain refuses to grant Assange safe passage for medical check

Quito - 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, Quito's top diplomat said.

UK police end round-the-clock Assange embassy guard

London - British police on Monday said they will no longer stand guard outside London's Ecuadorean embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in 2012, but will strengthen a "covert plan" to prevent his departure.

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Quito - Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano, which began erupting in August after being dormant for 138 years, on Thursday coughed up a two-kilometer-high column of ash, officials said.

Colombia and Venezuela to normalize ties after border row

Quito - Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee "progressive normalization" of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Sweden eyes Ecuador deal by year-end, paving way for Assange probe

Stockholm - 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 Monday."We hope to have an agreement soon ....

Sweden to meet Ecuador officials Monday over Assange

Stockholm - Swedish officials will meet their Ecuadorian counterparts on Monday to find a way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Climbers' bodies found on Ecuador volcano after 20 years

Quito - Three bodies found on Ecuador's Chimborazo volcano are believed to be those of climbers who went missing some 20 years ago in an avalanche, officials said Sunday.
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