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.
12 September 2013 10:52 AM
Controversial Terry Jones and an accomplice were arrested on charges related to the illegal conveyance of fuel through Florida
11 September 2013 09:12 PM
Democrat wins mayoral primary with enough support to avoid a run-off
11 September 2013 12:00 AM
Investors in America's benchmark stock index will now have the option to put their money in trainers, credit cards and one of Wall Street's most influential investment banks.
11 September 2013 12:00 AM
Humiliation as group lends billionaire £80m to take over Sir Terry Leahy's American dream
10 September 2013 06:43 PM
Last month, work was suspended after actress Cameron Bay tested positive
10 September 2013 12:22 AM
For months now, it has been one of the most high-profile battles on Wall Street: Carl Icahn, the activist investor, leading the opposition to Michael Dell’s plan to take the computer giant he founded private as it struggles to deal with the drop-off in PC sales. But yesterday Mr Icahn finally threw in the towel after a series of defeats.
09 September 2013 11:05 AM
US basketball star seemed unaware the child had never before been seen or spoken of in public
07 September 2013 12:50 AM
The US economy created fewer jobs than forecast in August, dampening expectations that the Federal Reserve will start weaning the US economy off its stimulus programme this month.
Syria crisis: More signs US involvement in civil war may be greater than first anticipated as Obama looks to boost rebels
07 September 2013 12:00 AM
Increased support will include sending expert Army personnel
04 September 2013 07:05 PM
Peter Wells of the New York Times called the practice 'irrational, outdated, ineffective, confusing, prone to abuse and sometimes discriminatory'
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 3 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 4 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating