Paul Vale
Based in New York, Paul is the Deputy News Editor, Home Page Editor and a writer on US news and politics for the Huffington Post UK. He previously covered UK news and politics out of HuffPost's London bureau.

Before HuffPost he worked at the London Times and the Sunday Express. You can visit his website here

Entries by Paul Vale

John Oliver Tells America What It's Like For The Rest Of The World To Watch The Super Bowl

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 4:15 PM

John Oliver told America exactly what it’s like for the rest of the world to watch the Super Bowl.

Appearing on 'The Late Show with David letterman' on Thursday, the Birmingham-born comedian launched into a lively rant about the NFL’s showpiece event.

Letterman asked Oliver whether he’d been “brainwashed”...

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Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God

(79) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 2:51 PM

What would Stephen Fry say if he came face-to-face with God?

That was the question posed to the famed atheist on RTE’s 'The Meaning Of Life' on Thursday. Fry's response was as forceful as it was clear.

“How dare you?” he said...

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Mitt Romney Is NOT Running For President In 2016

(7) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 10:37 AM

NEW YORK -- After two wretched failures, Mitt Romney is NOT running for President.

To repeat: Mitt Romney, the man who believes that 47% of Americans fail to contribute to the state, and that corporations are people (“my friend”), will not campaign for the top...

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Texas Republican Molly White Demands Muslims Swear Allegiance Next To An Israeli Flag

(29) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 9:37 PM

Republican state representative Molly White wasn’t in her Austin office for ‘Texas Muslim Capitol Day’ on Thursday.

Still, she celebrated the occasion by leaving an Israeli flag on her desk with specific instructions to her staff that any “representatives from the Muslim community” visiting her office swear allegiance to...

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John McCain Barks 'Low-Life Scum' At Protesters Demanding Arrest Of Henry Kissinger

(9) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 3:13 PM

NEW YORK -- Republican Senator John McCain unleashed a tirade against a group of anti-war protesters during an Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday. The former Republican presidential nominee reacted to a demonstration by the pacifist group CodePink by squealing "get out of here, you low-life scum".

The protesters...

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Vladimir Putin's Bombers Intercepted By RAF Jets Over English Channel, Russian Ambassador Summoned

(160) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 12:42 PM

The Russian ambassador was summoned after two Russian Tu-95 "Bears" flew close to British airspace, forcing jets from the Royal Air Force to intercept the aircraft over the English Channel. According to the Ministry of Defence, Wednesday’s incident is the latest in a series of Russian maneuvers in which

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Spanish Water Dog Hector Is Having A Better Time In The Snow Than You

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 11:46 AM

This chirpy little woof is Hector, a Spanish Water Dog who spent Thursday morning chasing a ball in the snow outside his home in Belfast. The United Kingdom was besieged by snowfall over night, with freezing conditions affecting the road and rail networks across Northern Ireland...

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Petition To Ban Religious Animal Slaughter Reaches 100,000

(120) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:21 PM

More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the British government prohibit the slaughter of animals without stunning them first. Yet despite the strength of public feeling, the government said it had “no intention” of outlawing the type of religious slaughter that dictates an animal cannot...

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Newsnight's 'The Twins Of Auschwitz' Details Brutal Experimentation Of Josef Mengele

(6) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 7:11 PM

Tuesday's Newsnight showed a remarkable film entitled 'The Twins of Auschwitz', detailing how brothers and sisters born together were often used by camp physician Dr Josef Mengele for brutal medical experiments.

Watch the film below...

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Open d'Australie: Le secret de Novak Djokovic? Yoga et alimentation équilibrée

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 12:05 PM

RÉUSSIR AUTREMENT - Le tournoi de Wimbledon de 2013 est entré dans l'Histoire - pour la Grande-Bretagne tout du moins - avec la victoire d'un Britannique, ce qui ne s'était pas produit depuis les années 1930. Dans les semaines qui ont précédé la finale remportée par Andy Murray, les articles...

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Ben Carson, Presidential Hopeful, Warns Christian Bakers Might Poison Gay Wedding Cakes

(17) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 11:26 AM

NEW YORK -- A devoutly Christian Republican has warned that Christian bakers could poison cakes made for same-sex marriages.

Dr. Ben Carson, a Tea Party spokesman who is expected to launch a campaign to become the Republican candidate for the 2016 election, made the bizarre suggestion over the weekend.

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Britain Remembers Auschwitz Liberation As Cameron Unveils Plans For Holocaust Memorial

(74) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 3:18 PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled plans for a national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. As survivors of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp marked the 70th anniversary of its liberation with a plea for an end to genocide across the globe, the PM addressed a...

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Donald Trump Says Obama Is Using 2015 Blizzard As Excuse To Declare Martial Law In New York

(43) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 12:09 PM

Donald Trump’s hairpiece might be a little taut.

Whereas most Americans reacted to Tuesday’s blizzard with Instagram pictures and a welcome day at home, the wig-topped birther took to Twitter to explain how President Obama was using the adverse weather as a chance to declare martial law...

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'Islamic State Video' Warns Hostages Kenji Goto And Mu'ath Al-Kaseasbeh Have '24 Hours'

(8) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 10:15 AM

An online video has been release purportedly from members of the Islamic State claiming that the remaining Japanese hostage and the Jordanian pilot currently held captive have less than 24 to live.

In the message, which was posted on Tuesday, the extremists demand the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, the...

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Ukip's Matthew Richardson Says Party 'Should Represent Bigots', Calls NHS A 'Waste Of Money'

(217) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 6:00 PM

The man recruited by Ukip to stop "bad stuff" about the party appearing in the media... has comically fluffed his lines by stating that Nigel Farage's Party should represent 'bigots'.

That's right - "bigots".

The same senior official also claimed the NHS was the "biggest waste of money...

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Ukip Suspends Amjad Bashir Over 'Serious' Allegations Ahead Of MEP's Defection To Tories

(161) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 1:24 PM

The communities spokesman for Ukip has defected to the conservative Party. Amjad Bashir, who represents Yorkshire and the Humber, met with David Cameron on Friday and was due to announce his defection on Saturday evening.

However, before the switch was made public, Ukip announced that Bashir had been suspended...

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'Islamic State Video' Claims Hostage Haruna Yukawa Has Been Killed, But Doubts Remain

(65) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 11:03 AM

Japan's government is seeking verification of a video that suggests the hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by Islamic State radicals. Released on Saturday, the message claimed one hostage has been killed and demanded a prisoner exchange for the other. However the post was deleted quickly, and militants...

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Tony Blair Letter Praises 'Excellent Co-operation' Between British And Libyan Spy Agencies

(145) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 4:35 PM

Tony Blair penned a letter to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to thank him for the "excellent co-operation" between the two countries' spy agencies at a time when they were allegedly collaborating in efforts to send UK-based dissidents back to the North African country.

Addressed "Dear Muammar" and signed "Best...

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Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists Set Doomsday Clock At Three Minutes To Catastrophic Midnight

(69) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 4:26 PM

We’re doomed! So says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists who on Thursday revealed the Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than at any point in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. However other experts say that prediction is way too gloomy.

The advocacy...

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Britain And US Vow To Raise 12 New Iraqi Army Brigades To Combat Islamic State Fighters

(15) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 1:05 PM

Britain and the United States have vowed to step up efforts to combat the Islamic State, which currently occupies swathes of land across Syria and Iraq. The agreement followed talks in London on Thursday between British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and his US counterpart John Kerry.

During a joint...

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