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Crikey Worm: NBN routed

Crikey Worm: NBN routed

Good morning, early birds. NBN CEO Bill Morrow has warned the company will struggle to ever make a profit (as it is required to do), and New South Wales and Victoria top the states' economic scorecard. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied. Japan was largely left alone. Now Germany is a world leader in building unity, and Japan has turned to ultra-nationalism, writes former Australian ambassador to Japan John Menadue.

Would Australia be forced to defend Japan from North Korea?

Would Australia be forced to defend Japan from North Korea?

As the debate over rages Australia's involvement military action in the Korean Peninsula, Crikey looks at the Korean War remnant that means we're already there.

Don’t bet against it: Packer still at home in the casino business

Don’t bet against it: Packer still at home in the casino business

With the release of the last of his imprisoned employees in China, Packer has learned from his errors and is again refocusing Crown towards the future.

Handful of Japanese families turn to 18C to stop comfort woman memorial

Handful of Japanese families turn to 18C to stop comfort woman memorial

A Korean community organisation has erected a memorial statue to "comfort women", but a group of Japanese families says it incites anti-Japanese sentiment.

Business bites: settlement for News … bond yields confuse … banking blues …

Business bites: settlement for News … bond yields confuse … banking blues …

News Corp settles a class action for monopolising store displays. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Bishop brings the fight to Beijing

Bishop brings the fight to Beijing

Julie Bishop has a very difficult row to hoe with the Chinese, countering China's aggressive militarisation in the South China Sea. But no one better for the job.

Now the real international fight begins for the TPP

Now the real international fight begins for the TPP

Trade ministers have finished negotiations on the secretive and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Matthew Rimmer, professor in intellectual property law at QUT, says now it's time for the real debate.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Is Hockey going to be named ambassador to Japan? ... will Cory leave the Libs? ... BOM under threat ...

On lawfare and warfare

On lawfare and warfare

Crikey readers discuss FOI requests and other issues of the day.