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.
03 October 2013 12:00 AM
Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in the mid-seventies and went on to build the business into a software behemoth that shaped the digital lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world.
US shutdown: ‘I don’t understand it, there’s no excuse for this is there?’ More bewilderment than disappointment for tourists
01 October 2013 08:32 PM
For the Hedbergs, a family from Sweden visiting New York, the sign at the head of the path that leads down to the ferries to Liberty Island – home to the Statute of Liberty – was more cause for bewilderment than disappointment.
01 October 2013 12:21 AM
Investors on Wall Street fled the stock markets on Monday, triggering sharp declines on major indices as political gridlock in Washington looked set to force a partial shutdown of the US government for the first time in nearly two decades.
01 October 2013 12:12 AM
Second phase of trial opens with claims of negligence and lack of preparation
Indyplus update: First US government partial shutdown in 17 years begins as Congress fails to strike budget deal before deadline
30 September 2013 07:53 PM
Partisan gridlock in Washington has triggered a partial shutdown of the US government, with Republicans and Democrats failing to agree a deal to keep federal agencies funded past a midnight deadline.
30 September 2013 06:22 PM
What is the shutdown?
27 September 2013 09:00 PM
Three cases suspected after regime’s strike on outskirts of Damascus on 21 August that prompted US threat of military action
27 September 2013 12:00 AM
It was an unusual sight: the boss of America's largest bank travelling to Washington for a face-to-face meeting with the US Attorney General to settle the lender's legal troubles.
27 September 2013 12:00 AM
Facebook's shares closed above the $50 mark yesterday, continuing their onward march as the social media giant's success in making money from mobile ads lures investors back into a stock that, when it floated last year, swiftly plunged below its offer price on worries about being overvalued.
26 September 2013 08:54 PM
Barack Obama has denounced Republican moves to potentially use the threat of a disastrous debt default by the American government to delay funding for his signature health reforms as “crazy”, saying he would “not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States of America”.
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
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- 2 Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student