Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

Ferguson, Missouri police menaced African-American citizens for revenue, US federal investigation concludes

Nick O'Malley In the City of Ferguson on the outskirts of St Louis in Missouri, police did not protect and serve, rather they menaced African American citizens for revenue, encouraged by city officials and enabled...

Benjamin Netanyahu gives controversial speech to US Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in a stirring speech that damned the US government's nuclear negotiations with Iran. The speech is two weeks before Israel's national election.

Nick O'Malley Benjamin Netanyahu used his controversial address to Congress to paint a dystopian vision of an Iran acting as a nuclear-armed IS terrorising the world.

US-Israel ties sorely tested as Netanyahu's Congress speech draws near

National Security Adviser Susan Rice addressing the AIPAC conference on Tuesday.

Nick O'Malley Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have traded barbs in the capital ahead of the former's speech to Congress.

Benjamin Netanyahu tiptoes through diplomatic minefield in Washington ahead of speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives his speech in Washington on Monday.

Nick O'Malley Having provoked a diplomatic row with the Obama administration, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, told an audience of thousands in Washington, DC, that the relationship between the...

How earthquakes linked to fracking are fracturing an Oklahoma community

US oil production will continue its surge to hit a record 9.6 million barrels a day in 2016, the US Energy Department predicts.

Nick O'Malley Fracking brought quick money to Oklahoma, but the state's once dormant seismic activity has awakened with a vengeance since the drilling started.

Conservative Political Action Convention: Red meat for Republican faithful as 2016 nears

Cutouts of 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls at the annual gathering of young conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Nick O'Malley The annual gathering of young conservatives at the Gaylord National Convention Centre in Washington, DC, marks the unofficial start of the Republican Party’s primary race.

Talk of nuclear deal with Iran sends White House-Israel relations to new low

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  warns the UN General Assembly of the dangers of Iran's nuclear program in September 2012.

Nick O'Malley Israeli Prime Minister says major powers have "given up" on preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon.


Rudolph Giuliani's attack on Barack Obama: how far is too far?

Dinesh D'Souza, left, interviewing a subject for his film 2016: Obama's America.

Nick O'Malley With his attack on the President last week, Rudy Giuliani has cozied up to the uglier elements of America’s right wing.

Chief Justice's stance on gay marriage sets state and federal authorities at loggerheads

Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore.

Nick O'Malley Alabama woman Rosa Parks sparked the civil rights movement with her bus seat protest; the city's chief justice is standing up against what he perceives to be a tyranny of a different order.

Barack Obama adamant: US not at war with Islam

US President Barack Obama speaking on extremism.

Nick O'Malley The careful words the White House uses to describe the jihadist threat pale in comparison with Islamic State's horror videos and online propaganda.

Jeb Bush draws on, distances himself from family name

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush would rather not be confused with the other Bush presidents the world knows so well.

Nick O'Malley Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has at once embraced his family’s legacy in the White House while distancing himself from some policies of his brother and father in a major foreign policy...

Kevin Rudd makes debut as president of Asia Society Policy Institute

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd is the inaugural president of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Nick O'Malley Joking that the only future for a former Australian prime minister was political exile in the United States, Kevin Rudd has made his first appearance as the inaugural president of the Asia Society...

Keystone bill heads to Obama, veto expected

US President Barack Obama is expected to use his veto to block construction of the pipeline.

Nick O'Malley The Republican Party has used its new dominance in Congress to overwhelmingly approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to transport tar sands oil from Canada through the...

Obama asks Congress to authorise military force against Islamic State

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Nick O'Malley United States President Barack Obama has at once flagged the possibility of unleashing US special forces troops against Islamic State militants while ruling out an American ground war.

Aid to poor countries unnecessary if companies paid taxes, says Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop.

Nick O'Malley An international system of law based on nation states is the best way to build peaceful and prosperous societies, Foreign Minister says.

Obama strikes defiant note on climate change, wages, taxation and trade

Confident: US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address.

Nick O'Malley Mr Obama was buoyant and aggressive, reminding some of his supporters more of the man they elected in 2008 than the defensive leader he had become since.

Barack Obama's State of the Union task: impose vision regardless of Republican backing

Barack Obama delivering his 2014 State of the Union address a year ago as Vice-President Joe Biden (left) and House Speaker John Boehner look on.

Nick O'Malley On Tuesday night Barack Obama will give his seventh State of the Union address, an institution of both high theatrics and, according to some observers, high farce.

Liberal city weighs the ultimate penalty before Boston Marathon trial

Runners continue towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as a bomb detonates.

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.