Nikhil Kumar is The Independent's New York correspondent. He was formerly assistant editor on the foreign desk and has also done a variety of jobs on the city desk, where he wrote about markets, commodities and other business and economics topics.
31 December 2013 06:28 PM
Bill de Blasio has called the long-running tourist practice of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park ‘inhumane’
Is the tide finally turning for Obamacare? After a slow start, the President’s signature policy must sink or swim in the new year
30 December 2013 07:05 PM
After early technical issues that gave ammunition to right-wing critics, enrollments for the medical insurance have surged in December - but will it continue?
27 December 2013 12:00 AM
26 December 2013 12:57 AM
After months of deliberation, during which time world markets convulsed wildly as investors speculated about the direction of monetary policy in the world’s largest economy, the US Federal Reserve this month reduced the size of its bond-buying programme.
20 December 2013 07:27 PM
Google’s proposals to counter European concerns about its dominant position in the search business do not go far enough, the Continent’s top anti-trust official has warned, putting pressure on the Californian tech giant as the European Commission’s investigation into the matter nears its conclusion.
19 December 2013 12:00 AM
The tough economic environment in Europe, along with pressures in South America, have put Ford's goals for its margins at risk, while a string of new product launches are likely to hit the automotive giant's profits next year.
The West has put Middle East at risk by failing to intervene in Syria and making overtures to the new Iranian regime, says senior Saudi diplomat
18 December 2013 06:53 PM
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain says his country is left with no choice but to act by itself and seek peace and stability in the region
15 December 2013 08:34 PM
Officials also revealed that he had legally purchased his shotgun earlier this month
15 December 2013 08:31 PM
US government is pursuing a “number of different channels” as it seeks to determine whether or not he is alive
US rocked by latest school gun attack in Colorado as America marks anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre
14 December 2013 07:23 PM
Colorado police ask why a ‘charming, humble’ teenager became the country’s newest student gunman
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'