Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

Bill Clinton drawn into Prince Andrew 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.

ANALYSIS

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.

What it's like to be released from Guantanamo

The exterior of Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Nick O'Malley The release of detainees from the United States prison at Guantanamo Bay has become a common enough occurrence this year that the process runs predictably predictably and smoothly.

Ferguson signifies sad end of the age of Obama

Ferguson burning: A demonstrator sits in front of a street fire during a Ferguson demonstration in Oakland, California.

Nick O'Malley and Dan Fallon Far from helping the United States overcome racial tension, President Barack Obama's presence in the top job has had the capacity to inflame it.

Mistrust fills the air as National Guard and protesters face off in Ferguson

National Guard soldiers stand in formation outside Ferguson's police department.

Nick O'Malley As protests spread around the United States on Wednesday night, reinforced National Guard and police engaged in a tense stand-off in Ferguson, sparing the township much of the violence that tore...

Michael Brown jury decision: peaceful protests spread though United States

Querying justice system: A protester carrying an upside-down flag marches past cars on a highway in Oakland, California.

Nick O'Malley Protesters across the United States have gathered for more demonstrations over a grand jury's decision not to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Ferguson ignites with grand jury's refusal to indict policeman over fatal shooting

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Nick O'Malley The anger that had been growing in over 100 days of continuous protest spilled into violence as the prosecuting attorney said that a grand jury had found no probable cause to indict Darren Wilson for...

Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson grand jury does not indict officer Darren Wilson

Demonstrators block an intersection during a march to protest the death of Michael Brown.

Nick O'Malley After three months, the grand jury in Ferguson has finally reached a decision on whether to indict the white police officer who shot and killed a young black man.

ANALYSIS

Tamir Rice: Not a boy with a toy in a park, but a black male with a gun

Shot: An undated photo of Tamir Rice, who was killed by police.

Nick O'Malley The problem in America is not between young black men and white police, but young black men and police in general.