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UN vote 'transformed' atmosphere in Ukraine: Bishop

Nick O'Malley The atmosphere around the crash site of MH17 changed almost the moment the UN Security Council voted unanimously to support a resolution calling for rebels to cede control of the site and release...

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Nick O'Malley Omotayo Richmond moved from Long Island in New York to Jacksonville in Florida 12 years ago and, at least until his daughter reached high school age, the move has been a happy one.

'A victory for people all over this country': Obama's health reforms pass high court

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Nick O'Malley US President Barack Obama's health care reform has survived the Supreme Court challenge in a five – four decision written by the Chief Justice John Roberts, recasting the coming election from...

UN resolution on MH17: How Australia achieved what other nations could not

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Nick O'Malley Since the UN headquarters was constructed after World War II it has often been not much more than a shrine to good intentions. Not on Monday.

MH17 'apparently' shot down, says US Vice-President Joe Biden

People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Nick O'Malley The United States Vice-President Joe Biden has said the Malaysian Airlines aircraft that crashed over Ukraine was “apparently” shot down, the closest the US administration has come to...

Obama says Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down in rebel-controlled Ukraine

US President Barack Obama: “We are going to make sure the truth is out.

Nick O'Malley The United States continues to make the case that Russia bears significant responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine with statements by both President...

'We don't want you, nobody wants you!' US immigration debate turns ugly

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, California.

Nick O'Malley When the protesters saw the buses carrying the children heading towards them, they began to chant and yell wave their flags and homemade banners. One woman was particularly insistent.

US struggles to protect its superpower image

Good old days: as the US struggles to pivot to the Pacific theatre, its allies wonder if it can capture the American confidence of old, personified by Douglas MacArthur.

Nick O'Malley Friends, allies and foes seem to have been ignoring the “indispensable nation”.

Bitter Mississippi Republican contest far from over as Tea Party favourite fights on

Appeal: Republican Senator Thad Cochran turned to Democrats for support in a  fight against a Tea Party challenger.

Nick O'Malley The most bitterly contested of this year’s United States primary elections did not end when the ballots were cast and counted last Tuesday, nor even when a Tea Party lawyer facing charges over...

John Kerry draws Iran into Iraq crisis

An Iranian woman walks past the murals on the fence of the former US embassy in Tehran.

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US concern as ISIL militants seize former chemical weapons plant

Chemical warfare agent filled aerial bombs await destruction at Muthanna complex Iraq in an undated file photo.

Nick O'Malley Sunni militants in Iraq have seized a chemical weapons facility that was once part of the military arsenal of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein.

Analysis

Forecast calls for frosty climate-action talks between Tony Abbott and Barack Obama

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Nick O'Malley As Tony Abbott and his caravan of industry leaders makes its way south from Canada to New York and on to Washington, DC, the gulf between the PM's approach to climate change and that of Barack Obama...

Obama praises Australia's gun control, brings country into US gun debate

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Nick O'Malley Even as police were still on the scene of yet another American school shooting – the 74th since the massacre of primary school children in Newtown – President Barack Obama praised...

Al Gore: Mother Nature has 'louder voice' than Tony Abbott on climate

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Nick O'Malley Former US vice-president Al Gore says “history will not be kind” to politicians who stand in the way of climate action, and he expected Barack Obama would raise the issue with Tony Abbott...

Tea Party's upset win will stir Republicans into serious soul-searching

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Nick O'Malley As Tony Abbott wrapped up meetings on Capitol Hill on Tuesday evening, a political earthquake hit the building.

Republican meltdown after Tea Party candidate ousts Eric Cantor

House majority leader Eric Cantor, widely thought to be the next House Speaker, was ousted by a relatively unknown primary challenger in a shock defeat.

Nick O'Malley, United States Correspondent As Tony Abbott wrapped up meetings on Capitol Hill on Tuesday evening a political earthquake hit the building.

US sends troops to Baghdad

Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant chant slogans against Iraq's Shiite-led Maliki government.

Nick O'Malley About 275 US military personnel are being deployed to Iraq to help American personnel and protect the embassy in Baghdad, President Barack Obama has said in a letter to Congressional leaders.

Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader captured by US commandos

A protester reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Nick O'Malley US special forces soldiers capture a man accused of masterminding the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi killing four Americans including its ambassador, Chris Stevens.

Hillary Clinton: I would have armed moderate Syrian rebels

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Nick O'Malley Hillary Clinton has distanced herself from Barack Obama’s decision not to arm moderate Syrian rebels early during that nation’s ongoing civil war that has now spilled over the border into...

Iraq crisis: 8 things Obama can do

Crisis talks: Barack Obama has signalled that America's response will not be immediate.

Nick O'Malley Americans don't want their president to put boots back on the ground, so what are Obama's options in Iraq?