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.
04 September 2013 06:27 PM
Six-foot-five public advocate sweeps past controversial candidate Anthony Weiner in race for Democrats’ nod
01 September 2013 04:38 PM
Obama administration says tests from emergency workers bolster case for attack
31 August 2013 12:00 AM
Around a hundred Swiss banks could face significant penalties under a tax accord between the US and Swiss governments that will give lenders in Switzerland an opportunity to resolve an international dispute over tax evasion by rich Americans.
US federal judges uphold California ban on mental health professionals trying to reverse homosexuality in minors
30 August 2013 06:56 PM
Federal judges in the US have upheld California’s decision to ban mental health professionals from trying to reverse homosexuality in minors.
29 August 2013 06:08 PM
A Montana judge is facing calls to resign after saying that a 14-year-old girl who was raped by a teacher was “older than her chronological age”.
29 August 2013 02:08 PM
The US economy grew at a rate of 2.5 per cent between April and June, the Commerce Department said today, revising its estimate for growth in the second quarter on the back of a surge in exports.
29 August 2013 12:00 AM
A US banker is facing jail after using bailout funds to help his company buy a luxury condo in Florida.
29 August 2013 12:00 AM
A racial discrimination suit against Merrill Lynch that has been slowly winding its way through American courts is close to being resolved, with the biggest settlement of its kind said to be in the works after an eight-year legal tussle.
28 August 2013 07:14 PM
A special US government envoy will travel to North Korea on Friday to seek the release of Kenneth Bae, the American Christian missionary and former tour operator sentenced to 15 years hard labour by the secretive state.
28 August 2013 06:31 PM
Major Nidal Hasan shot 13 people dead in 2009 rampage
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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- 2 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years