Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

Hard to keep lid on growing secrets

Nick O'Malley Even as the investigations begin, it's not hard to see the similarities between Edward Snowden, the man behind the leaks on the United States' electronic surveillance program, and Bradley Manning, on...

How a young idealist went rogue

Nick O'Malley Even as the investigations begin it's not hard to see the similarities between Edward Snowden, the man behind the leaks on America's electronic surveillance program, and Bradley Manning, on trial for...

NSA leaker reveals himself after fleeing US

US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden

Nick O'Malley Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the most significant security leaks in American history, has revealed himself to be a 29-year-old systems analyst who had worked for a private security...

'Shirtsleeves summit' warms relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Nick O'Malley At the start of their two-day meeting in California on Saturday, US President Barack Obama welcomed the ''continuing peaceful rise of China as a world power'' and Xi Jinping declared the ''Pacific...

Economists don boxing gloves and start swinging

Nobel Prize-winning Economist Paul Krugman,

Nick O'Malley It is not often that a dispute between rival economists starts attracting significant public attention.

Secretive US data trawl could snag Australians

Obama

Nick O'Malley, Ben Grubb Washington: They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type. Evidence is emerging of what may be the largest electronic surveillance operation in American history.

Hope high on low-key talks

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, meets with Xi Jinping, vice president of China, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Nick O'Malley The so-called ''shirt-sleeves'' summit to begin between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a glamorous estate in California on Friday will be the first of its kind in...

Summit to avoid 'inevitable' US-China tensions

China's President Xi Jinping

Nick O'Malley The so-called "shirt-sleeves" summit to begin between President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a glamorous estate in California on Friday will be the first of its kind in half...

US right up in arms over treaty

Arms

Nick O'Malley More than 65 countries have signed an arms trade treaty that has been championed by Australia at the United Nations since work began on it in 2006.

WikiLeaks: Whistleblower or traitor?

Bradley Manning

Nick O'Malley, Washington Hailed as a courageous whistleblower and reviled as a common traitor, Bradley Manning, the young US soldier who provided WikiLeaks with more than 250,000 pages of secret US documents, finally faces a...

World watches as Bradley Manning finally faces trial

Nick O'Malley Washington: Hailed as a courageous whistleblower and reviled as a common traitor Bradley Manning, the young US soldier who provided Wikileaks with over 250,000 pages of secret US documents, finally...

Assange slams Carr as a 'well-known liar'

Nick O'Malley WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the foreign minister's "ignorance is only eclipsed by his arrogance".

Democrats mourn the end of Bachmann blunders

Bachmann

Nick O'Malley Michele Bachmann, the congresswoman from Minnesota and self-appointed Tea Party figurehead, has announced she will not contest the 2014 mid-term elections.

As tornado victims return, the finger-pointing begins

Residents spray paint a message on their garage door in Moore, Oklahoma,

Nick O'Malley Those without storm shelters had little to fall back on but bathtubs, closets, prayer and a native resilience that at times in the days after the tornado seemed simply confounding.

Hardy survivors of Tornado Alley take stock of losses

Nick O'Malley The scale of destruction in Moore on the fringe of Oklahoma City was so vast that during the first full day of recovery authorities could do little more for dazed survivors than clear the roads and...

Hardy survivors of Tornado Alley take stock of losses

Tornado destruction in Oklahoma.

Nick O'Malley The scale of destruction in Moore on the fringe of Oklahoma City was so vast that during the first full day of recovery authorities could do little more for dazed survivors than clear the roads and...

Tornado brings out the good in neighbours

Melvin Harder in his shelter

Nick O'Malley After a tornado passes through, says Dennis Owens, as he takes a break on the curb of a street in Moore, Oklahoma, everyone who can move becomes a rescuer.

It's 'shocking how few people have been killed'

American flags wave over the remains of Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, OklahomaClick to play video

Nick O'Malley Listen to US correspondent Nick O'Malley as he walks through the tornado devastated suburb of Moore, Oklahoma City.

Trying to find the children

A woman carries a child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., Monday.

Nick O'Malley As the school day was ending, parents in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, were forced to make an impossible calculation - rush to schools to gather up their children and risk being caught in the...

Tornado death toll revised lower

Nick O'Malley The death toll from the savage tornado that hit Moore on the southern fringe of Oklahoma City has been revised down to 24 people, including nine children.