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One simple idea is catching on in Europe to fight the coronavirus: Pay workers to stay at home and do nothing.

The calculation among three European governments is that it's better to pay up and keep people on payrolls than risk severe economic disruption.

Here’s why you can’t refer to the Netherlands as Holland anymore

The Dutch government has officially decided to drop the moniker of Holland going forward, and will only refer to itself as the Netherlands.
Most of the currencies on the left were replaced by the Euro, pictured on the right.

The euro has been around for 21 years — here are the 12 currencies it replaced

The euro was introduced in many country's banking systems in 1999, and was launched as coins and banknotes in 12 countries on January 1, 2020.
The bridge leading to the farmhouse where a family of 7 was found hiding in a basement.

A Dutch family spent 9 years in a farmhouse basement waiting for the end of the world. Now neighbors and family members are speaking out.

Family members of the Gerritt Jan van Dorsten say he "broke all ties" with the family in the 80s and believe he may have been trying to start a cult.
The Café de Kastelein is pictured above in Ruinerwold, The Netherlands.

A Dutch family was discovered waiting for the world to end after one of the siblings snuck off to a bar and spilled the story to a bartender

The family was found living in a basement on Sunday, where they have reportedly lived for the last nine years waiting for the world's end.
Global Climate Strike protestors are seen at a rally in Brisbane on September 20, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia

Photos show huge climate-change protests around the world, which have spread across continents as millions strike to demand action

Millions are expected to leave school and work on Friday, starting a week of protests demanding international action to fight climate change.
Picture shows vodka bottles that were seized by the Dutch customs authorities in the port of Rotterdam, on February 26, 2019.

Dutch officials seized 90,000 bottles of Russian vodka they believe were bound for North Korea

UN member countries are banned from trading luxury goods to North Korea, where nearly half of the population is estimated to be malnourished.
The beach of Noordwijk, the Netherlands, where at least one urn was discovered this week.

Urns filled with human ash washed up on Dutch beaches after falling off a shipping boat

The urns were found over the past six days by a 14-year-old boy, a fisherman, and a woman on Dutch beaches in Katwijk and Noordwijk.

A 15-year-old’s birthday sparked riot concerns after 28,000 people said they’d attend

A 15-year-old sent an invite to friends over Snapchat for a party on Friday in the small Dutch town of Katwijk. Then it went viral.
Amsterdam's iconic 'I amsterdam' letters have been removed.

The iconic ‘I amsterdam’ sign has been removed for being ‘too individualistic’

Estimates suggest 6,000 selfies were taken with the sign every day.