The late writer and diplomat Vassilis Vassilikos. (PHOTO BY EUROKINISSI)
ATHENS – Internationally acclaimed and widely translated Greek author Vassilis Vassilikos, a former MP and Ambassador of Greece to UNESCO, died on Thursday at the age of 90.
One of Greece’s most prolific writers, who published more than 100 works of literature, including novels, plays and poetry, the award-winning Vassilikos was best known for the political novel ‘Z’, which was translated into 32 languages and later adapted as the award-winning film ‘Z’ directed by Costas-Gavras, as well as inspiring the well-received Indian film “Shanghai”.
After his exile from Greece after a military junta took power in Greece in 1967, Vassilikos was mainly based abroad until 1994, barring the years 1981-1984 when he returned to Greece to take over as director of the public broadcaster ERT.
ATHENS - If the Bank of Greece did not operate under the protection of the institutional framework of independence, after what happened in 2015, the country would have perhaps left the eurozone, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor, Yannis Stournaras, said on Saturday during the Kathimerini conference in a panel titled: "In the next 50 years, is Democracy safe?" Is Greece reformable?"
"Who doubts that if it wasn't for the Bank of Greece, we might not be in the euro after the adventure of 2015?" he said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod, the annual sled dog race celebrating Alaska's official state sport, is set to get underway Saturday with a new focus on safety after five dogs died and eight were injured in collisions with snowmobiles while training on shared, multi-use trails.
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