Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley is the United States correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Obama-Castro handshake jolts US-Cuba issue to life

Nick O'Malley President Barack Obama’s tribute to Nelson Mandela at the memorial service in South Africa has been overwhelmed in America by discussion of his handshake with Cuban president Raul Castro, a nation...

Beijing tactic makes waves in disputed sea

Japan Coast Guard vessel PS206 Houou.

Philip Wen Beijing and Nick O'Malley When China marked out an expansive swath of airspace above the East China Sea and effectively claimed it as under its control, it was seen as an abrupt escalation of an already tense territorial...

East China Sea: Tension over disputed islands increases

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Philip Wen, Nick O'Malley When China marked out an expansive swathe of airspace above the East China Sea and effectively claimed it to be under its control, it was seen as an abrupt stepping up of an already tense territorial...

Black Friday protesters want Wal-Mart to pay

Customers shop at a Walmart store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles November 26, 2013. This year, Black Friday starts earlier than ever, with some retailers, including Wal-Mart, opening early on Thanksgiving evening. About 140 million people were expected to shop over the four-day weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

Nick O'Malley The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year in America, with people camping in front of stores across the country for days to be first in line for sales, much as they do in...

Sandy Hook report dissmises conspiracy theories

US school massacre report dissmises conspiracy theories. (Thumbnail)Click to play video

Nick O'Malley A summary investigation report into the Sandy Hook school massacre in the US has revealed some surprising findings, reports Nick O'Malley.

More charged in Steubenville rape case

Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Michael McVey

Nick O'Malley Four more people have been formally charged in relation to the notorious Steubenville rape case in which two high school football stars were convicted of an attack on a teenage girl.

Sandy Hook massacre report says Adam Lanza acted alone

Emilie Parker

Nick O'Malley A summary of the investigation into the massacre of 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been released, confirming that the shooter, Adam Lanza, acted alone and adding new...

Australia's Iron Lady welcomed in US

Nick O'Malley The Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, was introduced as "tougher than a woodpecker's lips” as she made her only public speech during her four-day visit to Washington, DC.

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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.

Julie Bishop, John Kerry reaffirm alliance but quiet on SBY taps

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Nick O'Malley US-Australian foreign affairs ministers reaffirm 'extraordinary' ties but won't comment on diplomatic fallout with Indonesia over Edward Snowden leaks.

Foreign Ministger Julie Bishop: talks on TPP, US military 'pivot' to Asia

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop

Nick O'Malley Foreign Minister Julie Bishop begins talks in Washington at what some see as the most critical time in the Australian-US relationship since World War II, with trade and military aspects of the US...

Ausmin talks mark crucial test of US-Australia relationship

Julkie Bishop

Nick O'Malley The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop begins talks in Washington, DC, at what some see as the most critical time in the Australian-US relationship since World War II, with trade and military aspects of...

Of myth and martyrdom

John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S.  McNamara.

Nick O'Malley Beginning of the end of the American Century, or validation of the American Dream? Nick O’Malley investigates Kennedy’s contested legacy.

Kennedy family tree scarred by tragedy, scandal

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, wife of former U.S. President John Kennedy, and his brother Edward Kennedy.

Nick O'Malley To this day the Kennedy family tree remains marked by tragedy and scandal.

Anti-gay discrimination bill faces less certain future in house

Nick O'Malley The US Senate has passed a bill that would ban workplace discrimination on the grounds of or sexuality or gender identification. As expected the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was ...

Weaker Tea Party support seen in wake of US elections

Virginia Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe

Nick O'Malley As the dust settles from the elections held across America this week a couple of political truths are taking shape.

Christie paves way for 2016 White House bid

Chris Christie

Nick O'Malley Results in New Jersey and Virginia paint grim picture for hard-right Republicans in the Tea Party.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford: yes, I smoked crack

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Nick O'Malley Toronto mayor Rob Ford has finally admitted to smoking crack cocaine but explained he only did so during drunken stupors, and has declared his intention to stay in office and run again in 2014.

Careful, he can hear you

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Nick O'Malley All week long as outrage over America's vast international surveillance operation flared around the globe - from Europe to the Middle East to Asia and the Pacific - the White House cooed...

US-New Zealand end decades-long chill

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel

Nick O'Malley In an amiable press conference at the Pentagon the New Zealand Defence Minister, Jonathan Coleman, handed his American counterpart, Chuck Hagel, an All Blacks jersey and a three-decade military chill...