The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
The Venezuelan government will fire senior civil servants for signing a petition linked to ousting President Nicolas Maduro, according to Maduro's top aide. Hundreds of people claim they already lost their jobs.
Last year, hundreds of thousands of refugees traveled north via the Balkan route. How are things now that the mass movement has subsided? Mariya Ilcheva retraces the trail through Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary.
Five years after the last film, Harry Potter is back - and he's now a father and civil servant in the Ministry of Magic. The stage version officially opens in London on July 30, a day before the book is released.
Greek asylum officials have begun a hearing for the first of the officers who fled Turkey after the failed coup. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused them of playing a role in the attempt to depose him.
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