Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

San Bernardino shooting: Mayhem at suspected California shooters' apartment as media allowed entry

Nick O'Malley and Michael Idato  A media scrum at the apartment occupied by the suspected San Bernardino shooters has shocked experts.

San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik pledged allegiance to Islamic State: sources

Lieutenant Mike Madden, one of the first officers on scene at the San Bernardino shooting, describes the shocking scenes.

Nick O'Malley The FBI has confirmed it is now treating the mass killing in San Bernardino as terrorism after reports surfaced that one of the suspects had pledged her allegiance to the Islamic State before the...

San Bernardino shooting: First police officer on the scene tells his story

Lieutenant Mike Madden, who was one one of the first officers on scene at the San Bernardino shooting.

Nick O'Malley The first officer to enter the conference centre where 14 had been killed and 21 injured was measured, solemn as he described a scene of what he called unspeakable carnage.

San Bernardino California shooting: motive a mystery as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik confirmed dead

A couple embraces following the shooting.

Nick O'Malley As investigators at the site of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, an hour from Los Angeles, worked through the night, Americans came to terms with the terrible scale of yet another mass shooting,...

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San Bernardino shooting: two named suspects dead, a third held

A swat team arrives at the scene.

Nick O'Malley A man and a woman suspected to be involved in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, have been killed in a gun battle with police, officials have now confirmed.

Donald Trump's racist rise presents 'fascist' threat to Republican Party

Nathan Lanferman, 17, of Newton, attempts to take a picture of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump following a rally at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa.

Nick O'Malley As the US election season gathers pace, Donald Trump's surprising rise is giving Republicans a lot to worry about.

Russian jet: Barack Obama discourages 'any kind of escalation'

French President Francois Hollande's visit to Washington is part of a diplomatic offensive to get the international community to bolster the campaign against Islamic State in Syria.

Nick O'Malley After the Paris attacks, French leader wanted to forge a broader and more co-ordinated coalition to focus on fighting Islamic State in Syria.

Ben Carson considers return to Australia to lift his foreign policy game

Coming to Australia? Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Australians loved Americans when he spent a year working in western Australia in 1983.

Nick O'Malley Presidential candidate wants to restore his fortunes after his ignorance of foreign policy issues was exposed.

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Ben Carson talks of 'rabid dogs': US refugee debate descends into ugliness

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson called for Congress to cut off funding for resettlement of Syrian immigrants in the US.

Nick O'Malley This week prominent members of one of America's two major parties indulged in a carnival of fear and hate some observers are beginning to see as dangerous.

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Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton pushes harder line on Islamic State

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Clinton and Bernie Sanders are outlining the steps on Thursday they would take to combat the Islamic State group, each making major speeches less than a week after the deadly attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Nick O'Malley Hillary Clinton charted a more aggressive course against the Islamic State than that of the Obama administration in a foreign policy speech on Thursday.

Paris attacks: Barack Obama rejects Rupert Murdoch's call on Christian refugees

Upset at Republicans on refugees: President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference after the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey.

Nick O'Malley "We don't add religious tests to our compassion," President says.

Paris attacks: US governors threaten to reject Syrian refugees

Upset at Republicans on refugees: President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference following the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey.

Nick O'Malley President Barack Obama is facing an insurrection from state governors who are declaring they will refuse to accept refugees from Syria in the wake of the Paris attacks by Islamic State militants.

Paris attack aftermath: talk turns to war

State of emergency: Francois Hollande declares the closing of France's borders.

Nick O'Malley As France continues to count its dead and wounded, and the world comes to terms the scope of the co-ordinated attacks on Paris, talk has turned to war.

Will Donald Trump's rant at opponents and Iowa voters mark his demise?

Up close and very personal ... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a stinging attack on his opponents.

Nick O'Malley Billionaire presidential candidate lashes out at all and sundry, including potential supporters, but that won't necessarily hurt him.

Missouri: when black lives matter

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Nick O'Malley Outspoken black activism over racism has spread from the Black Lives Matter movement to US university campuses.

The power of US college football

Missouri's Michael Sam sings the school song after Missouri defeated Indiana in an NCAA college football game in 2013.

Nick O'Malley Pressure on former University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe to resign was coming from all sides, but the pressure that mattered the most came from the Tigers, the University of Missouri football...

Republican debate held in a 'safe space' after CNBC debacle

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul take the stage during the Republican presidential debate at Milwaukee Theatre on Tuesday.

Nick O'Malley Candidates have no problems dealing with easy questions and format gets approval from Republican party boss.

US students turn on reporter, faculty in quest for justice

A sign is posted where student protesters have put up tents on the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

Nick O'Malley Professor of mass media asks for "muscle" to deal with reporter who wanted to interview her.

The US pipeline from the school playground to prison yard

Images from a video taken by a Spring Valley High School student shows Senior Deputy Ben Fields flipping a girl to the ground and dragging her from the classroom.

Nick O'Malley The involvement of police officers in schools in disciplining students has led to minority children being criminalised for trivial actions.

Barack Obama in final Trans-Pacific Partnership push

President Barack Obama wrote that the deal would be good for American workers.

Nick O'Malley China will write the rules for trans-Pacific trade if the United States doesn't, President says.

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