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No survivors recovered from Lion Air crash

No survivors recovered from Lion Air crash

Good morning, early birds! No survivors have been recovered from crashed Lion Air flight JT610, the mining sector argues that decarbonisation will rely on a minerals boom, and long-standing German leader Angela Merkel has announced she will step down. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Razer: One Nation will thrive in the absence of a genuine alternative (and centrism isn’t it)

Razer: One Nation will thrive in the absence of a genuine alternative (and centrism isn’t it)

If there is no party in this nation ready with both an economic plan for an uncertain future and a true aversion to bigotry, we can expect to see PHON exert its influence.

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

ANZUS is meant to protect us, not be the lightning rod to a nuclear war waged by two egomaniacs, writes Ramesh Thakur, professor in The Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

Merkel had previously been opposed to the idea and no one thought that gay marriage would emerge as an electoral issue in the run-up to September’s election.

No amount of ‘shared values’ should force Australia to pay for America’s wars

No amount of ‘shared values’ should force Australia to pay for America’s wars

If NATO cannot rely on a Trump administration, should Australian leaders not see this as an opportunity to face the facts? Dr Alison Broinowski explains.

When did the batshit right start to sound so left wing (and vice versa)?

When did the batshit right start to sound so left wing (and vice versa)?

Who knows? Next week, Peter Dutton may claim, like the execrable Steve Bannon, that he is a Leninist, writes Helen Razer.

Et tu, Angela? Merkel picks politics over people

Et tu, Angela? Merkel picks politics over people

If Merkel really wants to stamp out the wearing of face veils, she will find no greater ally than the mainstream German Muslim communities.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Was there a problem with NSW firies' helmets? ... Leyonhjelm's potty mouth ... is Chris Judd switching sport? ...