Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

Liberal city weighs the ultimate penalty before Boston Marathon trial

Nick O'Malley, United States Correspondent, Boston Two years after a foot race became a bloodbath, an accused terrorist is on trial for his life, writes Nick O’Malley in Boston.

Oh, yes, Mitt Romney mulls another presidential run

Former US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney make take another crack at the White House.

Nick O'Malley Last January Mitt Romney was asked if he would consider running for the White House again. "Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no." he said - but now he's reconsidering.

Charlie Hebdo cartoons: media around the world chart different courses

Reading the latest issue of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Nick O'Malley The delicate balance between upholding freedom of the press and refraining from needlessly offending religious believers has exercised the minds of editors around the world since the militants'...

Paris terrorist attack: Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier's mission was to mock religious extremists

Killed by gunmen ... Charlie Hebdo's publisher and editor Stephane Charbonnier in 2012. A 24-year-old man faced trial for allegedly threatening to behead Charbonnier in September, 2012.

Nick O'Malley “It just so happens I'm more likely to get run over by a bicycle in Paris than get assassinated," the late cartoonist and editor of Charlie Hebdo, Stephane Charbonnier, told the Los Angeles...

US House Speaker John Boehner survives conservative coup

US House Speaker John Boehner  kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as Republicans take control of Congress.

Nick O'Malley The Republican Party has taken control of the United States Congress but it was a rocky start for House Speaker John Boehner.

Republican majority's first order of business? A failed coup against House Speaker

A man with a few ideas about leadership: Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert.

Nick O'Malley Republicans had hoped to use their dominance in the new congressional term that began on Tuesday to demonstrate to Americans that they were ready to govern rather than obstruct, ready to win the...

Jeffrey Epstein scandal – a timeline

Wall Street financier Jeffrey Epstein, a known friend of Prince Andrew, was convicted in 2008 of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.

Nick O'Malley The explosive new allegations of abuse of Virginia Roberts by Prince Andrew begins with another broader, older, scandal – that the billionaire American financier Jeffrey Epstein procured young...

Bill Clinton drawn into Prince Andrew sex scandal

Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seen here in Iowa in September, have been roped into a seamy sex scandal.

Nick O'Malley Former US president Bill Clinton and well-known celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz have now been drawn into the lurid sex scandal spawned by allegations that American financier Jeffrey Epstein used a...

Republicans in excellent form for colourful 2016 presidential campaign

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is considering a presidential run.

Nick O'Malley No one should have been surprised when the evangelical former governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced on Saturday he would quit his show to properly consider another run for the White...

Warming world's rising seas wash away some of South Florida's glitz

Rising concern: Geologist Harold Wanless takes a stroll through flooded Miami streets.

Nick O'Malley It's just past sunset and the strip at South Beach, Miami, is pumping. It is the biggest weekend of the year in America's glitziest city.

Obama declares US will retaliate against North Korea for hacking attack on Sony

'We will respond' ... President Barack Obama.

Nick O'Malley President Barack Obama has declared the United States will retaliate for the hacking attack on Sony allegedly conducted by North Korea.

Republican presidential contenders for 2016

Failed in 2012: Texas Governor Rick Perry believes voters could give him a second chance.

Nick O'Malley The field of Republican contenders for the White House in 2016 remains open.

Jeb Bush inches toward a run for president

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush took his most definitive step yet toward running for president.

Nick O'Malley Jeb Bush, son of the 41st president of the United States and younger brother of 43rd enjoyed a normal family Thanksgiving last month, he reassured Americans in a Facebook updated earlier today.

Sydney siege: Charles Hurt tells Fox News Australia's tough gun laws to blame for preventing self-defence

Stirring up the gun debate on Fox News ... Conservative commentator Charles Hurt writes for <i>The Washington Times</i>.

Nick O'Malley The siege in Sydney’s CBD and its terrible end received saturation coverage on American cable news, with at least one commentator lamenting Australia’s tough gun laws.

Terror, torture and torpor: Inside Guantanamo Bay with the 'forever prisoners'

A detainee from Afghanistan on his way to interrogation at Camp X-Ray.

Nick O'Malley The prison camps at Guantanamo Bay were born of the same quiet policy decisions that led to America adopting torture as a tool of the war on terrorism.


CIA torture report: How the agency program spiralled out of control

Between June 18 and August 4, Abu Zubaydah spent 47 days in isolation, part of a CIA plan to break his resistance.

Nick O'Malley It is not just the clinical detail of the brutality of American agents that makes the US Senate report on the CIA's torture shocking, it is how chaotic and in the end, pointless, the entire program...

CIA torture report to be released

In the spotlight: Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Senator Dianne Feinstein is questioned about the upcoming release of the CIA's torture program.

Nick O'Malley According to those who have already seen what is now almost universally known simply as the CIA torture report, its contents are chilling.