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

Hurricane Marie Creates Stunning Conditions For Surfers And Bodyboarders On Californian Coast

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 8:22 PM

Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast generated huge swells off the Californian coast on Wednesday, creating sensational conditions for surfers and body boarders, with onlookers crowding beaches to watch the show. The National Weather Service said beaches stretching 100 miles up the coast sent large waves and rip currents,...

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ISIS Militants Carry Out Regular Friday 'Executions, Amputations And Mock Crucifixions' In Syria

(65) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 10:40 AM

Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in parts of Syria are carrying out regular amputations, lashings, public executions and mock crucifixions, according to a stark report published after a three-year UN investigation into the war-torn state.

The report on the Syrian Arab Republic for the UN Office for Human Rights details...

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Americans Threaten To Boycott Burger King Over Canadian 'Tax Dodge' Merger With Tim Hortons

(14) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 10:57 AM

NEW YORK -- Our friends across the Atlantic have always had keen distaste for Royalty – the Republic was, after all, founded on the rejection of 'Mad' King George. Now a business deal, confirmed on Tuesday, has Americans once again reaching for their muskets over another regal tyranny – that...

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Dramatic Pictures Show Israeli Bomb Striking Gaza

(51) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 1:55 PM

These incredible pictures show an Israeli bomb honing in on a target in Gaza City on Saturday. The IDF warplanes pounded the Strip over the weekend, killing five Palestinians from the same family, two children, as hostilities between Israel and Hamas showed little sign of abating, despite fresh...

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Britain's Top Politicians Yet To Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

(18) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:27 PM

Britain’s top politicians have yet to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, with Prime Minister David Cameron, his Deputy Nick Clegg and London Mayor Boris Johnson all ducking nominations.

The latest social phenomenon to sweep across the English speaking West has seen a raft of current and former public...

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ISIS Militants Are Already On US Soil, According To Texas Governor Rick Perry

(10) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 10:13 AM

NEW YORK -- Black–cowled ISIS militants are now on US soil, according to Texas Governor Rick Perry. Despite admitting there was "no clear evidence" of this, the likely 2016 Republican Presidential candidate informed a Washington audience on Thursday that "common sense" suggests that terrorist hordes have permeated the US mainland...

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The 12-Stage 'Evolution' Of A Richard Dawkins Twitter Scandal

(78) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Richard Dawkins has once again been embroiled in a Twitter storm, the latest upset caused by the prominent atheist's comments about aborting fetuses with Down syndrome.

Of course this is not the first time the esteemed Oxford academic has found himself the focus of a collective scolding...

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Fox News Sean Hannity Berates Ferguson Politician Patricia Bynes Over Claims Of Police Brutality

(26) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 10:43 AM

NEW YORK -- Still bruised from his dismantling at the hands of Russell Brand, Murdoch manservant Sean Hannity turned his unlettered form of journalism onto the riots in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday, berating Democratic politician Patricia Bynes for suggesting that the St Louis suburb had for years been...

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Protests Has Been 'Disgusting', According To Cornel West

(26) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 10:47 AM

President Obama's reaction to events in Ferguson, Missouri has been "disgusting" and a display of “overwhelming hypocrisy”, according to Cornel West.

Speaking on the BBC’s Newsnight on Tuesday, the philosopher and academic decried the president's response to events in the St Louis suburb following the shooting of...

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Islamic State Militant Who 'Beheaded Journalist James Foley' Spoke With A 'British Accent'

(292) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 11:17 PM

A video showing the apparent beheading of a US journalist by an Islamic State fighter speaking with a British accent appears to be genuine and is "an appalling example of the brutality of this organisation, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

US authorities are investigating the video posted to YouTube...

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Tea Party's Lloyd Marcus Breaks Down Twice During TV Interview, Overcome With Patriotism

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 6:59 PM

NEW YORK -- Tea Party members are a nationalistic patriotic bunch, defending the heartland from the scourge of Keynesian economics, child refugees flooding the Texas border and of course the fifth column machinations of a Kenyan imposter, whose Presidency is a plot to destroy God’s "shining city on a hill".

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Temporary Gaza Cease-Fire Ends As Israeli Air Strikes Respond To Three Hamas Rockets

(52) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Hostilities have resumed between Israel and Hamas militants after Israeli air strikes, responding to rockets fired by Hamas, pummelled Gaza City on Tuesday afternoon, ending the temporary cease-fire and threatening further ongoing negotiations between the two sides in Egypt.

On Tuesday morning, militants fired three rockets into the Israeli...

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Centre For Strategic And International Studies Tells Amnesty International To 'Suck It' Over Ferguson tweet

(3) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 11:07 AM

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), that august foreign policy think-tank based in Washington, tweeted out a less-than-lettered response to Amnesty International on Tuesday, telling the global right organisation to "suck it".

The unusual riposte from the CSIS followed Amnesty’s tweet discussing the protests in Ferguson Missouri,...

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Ferguson Riots Delight Iran, China And Egypt As Amnesty International Dispatch Team To US Soil

(8) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:10 AM

US authorities have been told to show restraint in dealing with the racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri – by the Egyptian government. In a bizarre turnaround, authorities in Cairo used language similar to that offered by Washington when Egypt was facing its own protests from Islamist demonstrators in 2013...

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Pamela Geller, 'Anti-Muslim Hate Group' Leader Banned From UK, Holds Pro-Israel Rally In NY

(26) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 5:59 PM

NEW YORK -- On Sunday the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), an organisation the Southern Poverty Law Centre has listed as an anti-Muslim hate group, held a demonstration in New York's Union Square in support of Israel and "minorities persecuted under Islamic rule".

The group's leader is Pamela...

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Barclays Premier League Comes To New York City With Fleet Of 20 Mini Countryman Cars Via Uber

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 8:21 AM

NEW YORK -- On Broadway, Wall Street and around Central Park, the emblems of the Barclays Premiere League can be spotted emblazoned on a fleet of very British Mini Countryman cars.

As part of the start of the new season, NBC Sports, which shows every single Premier League Game...

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Russian Ambassador Summoned To Foreign Office After 'Military Incursion' Into Ukraine

(5) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 2:14 PM

The Russian ambassador Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko has been summoned to the Foreign Office to explain the reported Russian military incursion into Ukraine overnight, with an FO spokesperson calling the act an "unacceptable violation of international law and of Ukraine's territorial sovereignty".

Earlier, David Cameron reacted to reports that Russian military...

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Steven Seagal Visits Russian Arms Fair In Moscow Following Controversial Concert In Crimea

(12) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 10:06 AM

Steven Seagal, erstwhile Hollywood mystic turned local law enforcement officer turned guitarist, has abutted a controversial performance of his Blues band in recently annexed Crimea by visiting a Russian arms fair near Moscow.

The vocal Russophile, who in the past has been pictured with President Putin, spent...

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Robin Williams Was Suffering From Parkinson's Disease, His Widow Reveals

(5) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 5:42 PM

The late comedian Robin Williams was suffering from Parkinson's Disease when he took his own life on Monday. His wife, Susan Schneider, made the revelation in a statement published on Thursday.

The statement read:

Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining...
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