Nick O Malley on New York

Anthony Weiner runs last in bid for New York mayor nomination

Nick O'Malley Anthony Weiner's mayoralty campaign ended with him dead last in the count and being chased by Sydney Leathers through a McDonald's to find a back entrance to his election night party.

MH17: UN votes unanimously to support Australia's resolution for access to crash site

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaks to members of the Security Council during a meeting at United Nations in New York

Nick O'Malley The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to support Australia's resolution demanding full and unfettered access for investigators at the Malaysia Airlines jet crash site in eastern Ukraine.

UN vote 'transformed' atmosphere in Ukraine: Bishop

Pivotal moment: Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin votes to support the UN Security Council's resolution demanding unfettered access to the MH17 crash site.

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...

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

Julie Bishop

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.

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...

US condemns Egypt's ruling on al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry (right) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo.

Nick O'Malley The United States government has condemned the sentencing in Egypt of al-Jazeera journalists including the Australian Peter Greste in strong statements by the White House and the State Department,...

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?

Betrayal: Michelle Knight tells of life inside Ariel Castro's house of hell

11 Dec 2013 --- Michelle Knight --- Image by ? Deborah Feingold/Corbis Outline

Nick O'Malley Michelle Knight, one of three girls kept prisoner in a Cleveland, Ohio, house for more than a decade by Ariel Castro, tells Nick O'Malley how it has been easier to forgive her captor than her family.

Amid controversy, new World Trade Centre riding high ... finally

US President Barack Obama looks at the pictures of 9/11 victims as he tours the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Nick O'Malley As President Barack Obama dedicated the new September 11 museum on Thursday, workers in One World Trade Centre above readied the building for its first tenant, Conde Nast.

How US college graduation season became a political minefield

Pulled out: former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was targeted over her advocacy for war in Iraq.

Nick O'Malley In the United States it is graduation season, but across the country it has also become a time of protest and political controversy.

Pollution in the US: Barack Obama poised to take major action

Nick O'Malley The Obama administration will announce the most significant environmental action of its period in office on Monday, declaring massive cuts in the amount of carbon-dioxide emissions from the nation's...

Obama announces first ever limits on CO2 emissions

President Obama has directed the EPA to introduce cuts of up to 30 per cent in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

Nick O'Malley The Obama administration has announced regulations that would cut the amount of carbon dioxide the US energy sector may emit by 30 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030, the first ever national limits on...

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...

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

Al Gore

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

David Brat

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.

UN adopts Australian call for humanitarian relief in Syria

The UN Security Council

Nick O'Malley The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution co-authored by Australia condemning the Syrian government for starving its citizens and demanding both warring parties allow...

War of words at UN over Russia's Crimea move

Vitaly Churkin

Nick O'Malley Russia has told the UN Security Council that it occupied Crimea at the request of the ousted Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, in order to protect civilians from armed extremists.

State of disunion: Western Maryland wants to break free

Supervisors in the far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation, have voted in favor of separating from the state.

Nick O'Malley Outside a gun show at a rural fairground, the leader of the Western Maryland secessionist movement sips black coffee from a waxed cardboard cup, toys with an e-cigarette, and explains why he is...

Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk meets Obama at White House

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the White House.

Nick O'Malley Sitting in the Oval office with Ukraine's interim Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US President Barack Obama has again declared the United State's support for Ukraine, telling reporters, ''We will...