Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

Bowe Bergdahl fallout: Obama faces growing storm over returned soldier

Nick O'Malley The Taliban’s distribution of a video showing its release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has added fuel to a spreading controversy that is now seeing the Obama administration drawing fire from...

Bowe Bergdahl's release: a not-so-happy ending for Obama?

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl in captivity.

Nick O'Malley Normally there is not a happier story. An American soldier held by enemy combatants for half a decade walks free.

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...


Obama's climate change move aims to influence others

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Nick O'Malley Tony Abbott’s meeting with Barack Obama will come as the White House defends new regulations to cut carbon emissions.

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...


Killer Elliot Rodger linked to 'pick-up artists' websites

Murderer Elliot Rodger.

Nick O'Malley 'Make no mistake that this is a war against heterosexual men,'' wrote the blogger RooshV. ''This is the war of our generation.


'Haunted' president puts his faith in concert of nations

Barack Obama delivers the commencement address, in which he set out the limits of US intervention around the world.

Nick O'Malley Obama’s was the address of a defensive leader of a nation still reduced and scarred by the folly of its war in Iraq. It was not a foreign policy 'reset'.

US mass shootings put women in the crosshairs

A woman looks at the bullet holes on the window of IV Deli Mark where Friday night's mass shooting took place.

Nick O'Malley The video messages that Elliot Rodger recorded reveal an inchoate rage against women that some are now seeing as part of a pattern in American mass killing.

Shooter Elliot Rodger's view of women ignites misogyny issue online

Students gather for a candlelight vigil on the University of California Santa Barbara campus.

Nick O'Malley Even wrenched by unimaginable grief Richard Martinez, whose 20-year-old son was among those killed on Friday night by an angry young man in Santa Barbara, was blindingly eloquent when he addressed...

Elliot Rodger's retribution YouTube video linked to college shootings

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Nick O'Malley and Bevan Shields A young man who posted a chilling YouTube message declaring his intent to take revenge on the world for his own sexual rejection may be involved in the shooting death of six people near the...

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A slice of pizza and a one-way ticket to the big house: the three-strikes law

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Nick O'Malley The way Jerry Williams tells his story today he was just down at the beach mucking around with friends when some kids said he stole a slice of pepperoni pizza and he ended up with a 25-to-life prison...

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.

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.

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

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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.

Chris Lane murder: fourth person charged

Chris Lane was gunned down on August 16 last year as he jogged in Duncan.

Nick O'Malley DUNCAN, Oklahoma, April 14 AP - A fourth person has been charged in the death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane in southern Oklahoma.

Colbert: rightwingers rage

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Nick O'Malley The announcement that Stephen Colbert is to replace David Letterman on CBS’s Late Show has left many of his conservative critics as flat-footed and furious as any of his satire ever has.

Congress members in call centres, raising funds

Change of focus: The US Capitol in Washington, where Congress meets.

Nick O'Malley Members of the US Congress now spend more of their energy begging for money than they do focused on any other single issue.

Stephen Colbert, destroyer of worlds

Comedian Stephen Colbert's job change has right-wing pundits seeing red in the US.

Nick O'Malley The announcement that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on CBS's Late Show has his critics up in arms.

CIA interrogation tactics: controversial report to be declassified

Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Nick O'Malley Senate intelligence committee votes to declassify parts of a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program.

Iraq veteran kills three in Fort Hood shooting

Luci Hamlin and her husband Specialist Timothy Hamlin wait to return to their home on the base at Fort Hood, Texas, after the shootings on April 2.

Nick O'Malley An Iraq veteran undergoing diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder killed three people at the Fort Hood military base and injured 16 before taking his own life.