Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

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.

Scores dead after Oklahoma City tornado

Tornado destruction in Oklahoma.

Nick O'Malley Fears have mounted that as many as two dozen school children may have been killed in the massive tornado that struck the suburbs of Oklahoma City.

Spy triumph became a free speech disaster

U.S. President Barack Obama

Nick O'Malley The AP phone records story came at the worst possible time for President Barack Obama.

Obama goes on the offensive

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 15, 2013. The president announced that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller had resigned in the wake of growing scandal involving the agency.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

Nick O'Malley Battered by three rolling controversies, the White House has begun fighting back, with the President sacking the acting tax commissioner and releasing more than 100 pages of emails related to the...

Capitol succumbs to scandal fever

Capitol Hill picture by Jake McGuire

Nick O'Malley Scandal fever has so thoroughly gripped Washington some players were having difficulty distinguishing one from another on Tuesday.