Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

US-China deal means climate change talk unavoidable at G20

Nick O'Malley Climate is likely to be on the table in Brisbane, despite the Abbott Government's attempts to keep it off.

Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery: Children's voices, picnic blankets and sobbing for America's war dead

Dead remembered: Aileen Lucas visits the grave of her husband, US Marine Corps Major Christopher Lucas, on Veterans Day in Section 60.

Nick O'Malley Hundreds came and went throughout the afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day remembering America's dead.

US midterm results result reveal dark arts of voter manipulation

US President Barack Obama.

Nick O'Malley Separating the electorate into useful constituencies is not new in American politics. But in low turnout elections, the effect is pronounced.

Obama, Republican victors talk truce, prepare for battle

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is expected to become Senate majority leader following the midterm elections.

Nick O'Malley Far from heralding a new era of cooperation in Washington, DC, the Republican midterm rout of Democrats appears to have set the parameters for the next major battle between the two gridlocked...

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Election night elevates a Republican star and encourages a Democratic one

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Nick O'Malley Victory is a double-edged sword for Republicans, and Hillary Clinton will see the election results as good news for her budding campaign for the White House.

Republicans sweep to control of Congress, training their guns on Obama

Under new management: The US Capitol, about to go structural repairs, will also see a new political broom as Republicans control both houses of Congress.

Nick O'Malley The Republicans took almost every close race in the nation, winning the Senate and achieving their largest House majority since 1946.

Guns, abortion, hunting: US states to consider a slew of amendments in midterm elections

Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head four years ago

Nick O'Malley More than just control of Congress will be at stake when Americans go to the polls on Tuesday.

Ahead of presumed mid-term victory Republican Party bares its fangs

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Nick O'Malley Democrats have gone into life-support mode on the eve of the United States midterm elections, galvanised in a bid to survive in races previously thought to have been in the bag.

Richard Branson: We owe it to test pilot to continue Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

Sheriffs' deputies look at wreckage from the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

Nick O'Malley Virgin Galactic's founder says space flight program "absolutely worth the risks", despite fatal crash.

Unloved and ineffective, US Congress slouches towards polling day with Republicans favoured

Few answers: candidates like Alison Lundergan Grimes, running as a Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Kentucky, have concentrated on negative campaigning.

Nick O'Malley Political mudslinging, a gridlocked Congress and a President two years from the end of his time in office have produced a stagnant, depressing contest for votes.

Tide going out for the Tea Party in US midterms

Supported by Republicans: Democrat Paul Davis is running for governor in Kansas.

Nick O'Malley The midterm elections in Kansas, where the polarising policies of Governor Sam Brownback have caused many Republicans to denounce him, will be a litmus test for the Tea Party.

Obama the invisible man ahead of US mid-term elections

Beyond Obama: Kentucky candidate for the US Senate Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigns in the company of Hillary Clinton, but won't say whether she voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Nick O'Malley It was an act of rejection of almost biblical proportions. Asked three times whether she had voted for Barack Obama, a Democratic candidate three times ducked the question.

Social media storm brews over police brutality

Heavy-handed? A polceman at riots in St Louis Missouri.

Nick O'Malley Footage of police violence against black citizens has threaded itself through social media and onto mainstream news broadcasts and front pages, while in the background, constantly, has been the...

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in five more US states

Nick O'Malley Same-sex marriage has become legal in another five states in the United States after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal that would have overturned earlier court rulings for gay marriage.

Barack Obama dedicates new monument to honour US's disabled veterans

The price they pay: Armando Albarran, 68, lost his legs in the Vietnam War when he was just 19.

Nick O'Malley On a bright autumn Sunday in the heart of a city built around monuments to war, Barack Obama dedicated yet another, a memorial to America’s disabled veterans.

'Tremendously restrained' Secret Service pummelled for presidential stuff-ups

Not all guests welcome: a member of the U.S. Secret Service stands guard on the south side of the White House.

Nick O'Malley As members of Congress from both sides of politics energetically pummelled the Secret Service Director, Julia Pierson, on Tuesday, her agency became the butt of Twitter gags.

David Nabarro, the man leading the UN's fight against Ebola, says it is worse than HIV and SARS

David Nabarro, who is leading the UN's fight against Ebola, says it scares him more than SARS.

Nick O'Malley The man charged with tackling the Ebola outbreak says it scares him more than anything he has seen in a lifetime spent leading international responses to disasters and epidemics.

Obama stunned by Iraqi PM's 'news' of IS subway attacks

Confusion: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi, left, stunned American reporters by informing them that Iraq had

Nick O'Malley It must have been a faintly chilling moment for Barack Obama. He had spent half the week talking up the Iraqi government as responsive and inclusive, mature enough to sustain the international...

Australia's climate stance savagely condemned at New York summit

Unpopular stance: Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop at the UN.

Nick O'Malley Nations big and small have condemned approaches such as those of Australia to climate change.