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
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'