Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

Black Friday protesters want Wal-Mart to pay

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.

Just sign here: how is helping people to make a difference

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


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...

Ex-snooper in hotseat Michael Hayden gets snooped on in train, tweeted to world

Tom Matzzie and ex-NSA boss Michael Hayden

Nick O'Malley Sometime while the Obama administration was grappling with allegations that it had spied on the leaders of 35 friendly nations, America’s former chief spy was on a train giving an off the record...

US monitored phones of 35 world leaders: report

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel uses her mobile phone before a meeting at a European Union summit in Brussels in this December 9, 2011 file photograph. U.S. President Barack Obama on October 23, 2013 sought to assure German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the United States is not monitoring her communications after Merkel raised the issue with Obama.         REUTERS/Yves Herman/Files   (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)

Nick O'Malley The United States monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders according to classified documents leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a report in Britain's Guardian...

Gillard takes aim at gun lobby in Washington speech

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at a forum in Washington.

Nick O'Malley Julia Gillard has defended Australia's compulsory voting system at a think tank in Washington, arguing it keeps vocal minorities like the gun lobby from wielding too much influence.