Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

South China Sea: US Navy warship sails by China's artificial islands, says US

Philip Wen, Nick O'Malley A US guided-missile destroyer has travelled near China's artificial islands.

Donald Trump looks more likely as presidential candidate, worrying Republicans

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump throws a copy of <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> after criticising its coverage of his campaign during a rally in Jacksonville, Florida.

Nick O'Malley The Republican Party establishment that has spent the northern summer reassuring itself that Donald Trump's campaign would flame out is now grappling with the unsettling notion that he could –...

Donald Trump longs for Saddam and Gaddafi days

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump throws a copy of The Wall Street Journal after criticising its coverage of his campaign during a rally in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.

Nick O'Malley Just when you think The Donald has said it all, he reveals a little something else in another interview.

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'Blah, blah, blah': Could this be the sound of Jeb Bush's White House bid dying?

Nick O'Malley With his headquarters cutting staff and his poll numbers stagnant, the anointed frontrunner is faltering as Donald Trump and Ben Carson prosper.


Republicans' Benghazi crusade on Hillary Clinton suffers 11-hour setback

Aftermath of the Benghazi attack: a diplomatic pouch tag on the floor near the security office of the US consulate.

Nick O'Malley GOP inquisitors fail to dent leading Democratic presidential candidate's composure.

What is the Benghazi issue? Why is Hillary Clinton testifying about it?

Hillary Clinton speaks during a House select committee on Benghazi hearing in Washington.

Nick O'Malley The Benghazi issue has dogged Hillary Clinton for three years, arousing the deepest suspicions of Republicans. What is it?


Hillary Clinton's fortunes rise as Joe Biden rules out presidential run

Hillary Rodham Clinton has plenty to smile about.

Nick O'Malley Appearance before House Benghazi committee on Thursday a chance to show she can overcome the Republican assault on her.

Justin Trudeau's hair: a political plus in Canada

Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau waves to supporters at a rally in Ottawa,

Nick O'Malley Ever since Justin Trudeau appeared as leader, conservatives sniped at his hair.

Joe Biden White House run speculation rises to peak level

Will he? Won't he? Vice-President Joe Biden.

Nick O'Malley Rumours that had been circulating throughout the northern summer and autumn, that Vice-President Joe Biden was about to announce his candidacy, have gone into overdrive.


Hillary Clinton's wish for Australian-style gun laws 'an offer gun owners can't refuse'

Hillary Clinton wants to adopt Australian-style gun laws in the US.

Nick O'Malley Asked about Hillary Clinton's suggestion that the United States consider Australian-style gun laws, one of the country's leading gun industry champions laughed.

US-China confrontation looms in troubled waters of South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

Nick O'Malley US warships expected to challenge sovereignty claimed by China in freedom of navigation exercise.

Australia to increase cooperation with US navy in South China Sea

US Secretary of State John Kerry, second from right, stands with Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, right, US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter, second from left, and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne, in Boston on Tuesday.

Nick O'Malley In high-level defence talks held in Boston, Australia has agreed to increase its cooperation with the US navy in the region of the South China Sea but is not expected to join a reported US operation...

2016 Democratic debate: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders to clash constructively

Hillary Rodham Clinton visits a rally hosted by the Culinary Workers Union outside the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Clinton's polling has suffered after a summer of Republican attacks.

Nick O'Malley For a candidate with such a commanding led in the polls, Hillary Clinton has a staggering amount riding on the upcoming Democratic presidential debate.

Republican Party schism: Is the Tea Party leading the GOP into electoral oblivion

People hold signs during a Tea Party protest in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Nick O'Malley To the outside world the the dazzling buffoonery and extravagant self-regard of the Trump presidential campaign is the clearest indicator that the Republican Party might be travelling a dark path,...

Meet Ben Carson, the man who Rupert Murdoch can see as a 'real black president'

Rupert Murdoch has praised Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson.

Nick O'Malley Former neurosurgeon has a history of making outlandish or outrageous statements, only to later claim he was misreported.

Hillary Clinton came out against the TPP, so what?

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Nick O'Malley Hillary Clinton's seemingly explosive comments about the Trans-Pacific Partnership are not that convincing, but are they a blow to Australia?

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Hillary Clinton stares down US gun lobby, vows to push for background checks

Coming out for gun control: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Nick O'Malley Presidential candidate's stance popular with Democrats, but supporting gun rights an issue of identification for most Republicans.

US gun violence: McKayla Dyer, 8, shot dead by 11-year-old boy

The latest shooting victim: McKayla Dyer, 8.

Nick O'Malley Boy killed daughter because she would not let him see her puppy, mother says.

Oregon mass shooting: Jeb Bush criticised for 'stuff happens' comment

Spoke out against gun control laws ... Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks during a campaign stop Wednesday.

Nick O'Malley Jeb Bush, the Republican Party establishment's choice for president, has been criticised for saying in response to America's most recent mass shooting, "Stuff happens."

US caught flat-footed by Russia's intervention in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama exchange a terse handshake at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Nick O'Malley Russia's military moves in Syria threatens to draw the US and its allies deeper into an intensifying conflict.