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

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City: Five Conclusions Drawn From The Match In The Bronx

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 10:58 PM

NEW YORK -- Liverpool beat Manchester City on Wednesday, winning a penalty shootout 3-1 after the the top two teams in last season's Premier League played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the iconic Yankee Stadium in New York. The game went to spot kicks after Raheem Sterling and Jordan...

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Isaac Hertzog Tells Newsnight Gaza Offensive Is Part Of Broader Clash Between Extreme Islam And Moderate States

(33) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 7:47 PM

The Israeli offensive in Gaza is part of a broader clash in the region, pitting Islamists extremist against moderate nations, according to the Israeli leader of the opposition.

Speaking with Robert Peston on Newsnight on Tuesday, Isaac Hertzog was asked with more than 200 Palestinian children already...

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Polish Priest Receives Angry Text Messages From The Devil

(31) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 10:49 AM

A priest in Poland has been receiving angry text messages from the Devil. Father Marian Rajchel from Jaroslaw claims to have received several digital missives from The Prince of Darkness after performing a failed exorcism on a teenage girl.

The Austrian Times reported that the girl’s soul...

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Kirsty Wark Subjects Israel's Dore Gold To Testy Newsnight Interview Over Gaza Child Deaths

(19) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 8:56 PM

Dore Gold, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, took part in a testy exchange with Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark on Monday evening, repeatedly trying to emphasise that the IDF was in fact a compassionate institution, despite the Palestinian death toll topping more than 1,000 fatalities in the three weeks...

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Air Strike On Gaza Park Near Refugee Camp 'Kills 8 Children', Both Sides Blame Each Other

(20) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 12:08 PM

The Israeli military and Gaza Police have blamed each other for a strike on Monday that hit a park in Gaza, killing at least 8 Palestinians. AP is quoting Ayman Sahabani, head of the emergency room at nearby Shifa Hospital, who said the strike hit a park in...

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Sarah Palin Moves To Monetise Popularity By Launching Own 'Unfiltered' News Channel

(26) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:12 AM

NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin does not like the mainstream… sorry "lamestream"… media. The pantomime former vice presidential nominee has spent the intervening years since her brief sojourn in the political spotlight lambasting the American press for failing to agree with her unlettered worldview, often in angry screeds penned on...

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New York Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal: Five Conclusions Drawn From The Match In New Jersey

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2014 | 9:33 PM

NEW YORK -- Arsenal lost by a single goal to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, the winner scored by Bradley Wright-Phillips on 32 minutes.

Here are five conclusions drawn from the friendly meeting between Thierry Henry's former and current clubs.

Henry should...

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Fox News To Palestinian: 'What Part Of This Can't You Get Through Your Thick Head?'

(29) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 11:46 AM

UPDATE: Sarah Palin has launched her own 'news' channel.

Moderating a TV debate over the situation in Gaza was always likely to be a difficult task - an even greater challenge if the host decides to squeal at the pro-Palestinian guest.

The journalist posing the...

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Flamini: 'Some Of Piers Morgan's Tweets Are... Very Interesting'

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 11:17 AM

NEW YORK -- Football is big in New York, with packed bars for Premier League and La Liga games, plus one – soon to be two MLS teams – making their home in the city. And with Frank Lampard the latest pilgrim to follow the Mayflower,...

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Comedy Show 'Black Jesus' Leaves America's Christian Right Unable To Turn The Other Cheek

(29) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 3:20 PM

NEW YORK -- America’s Christian right is aglow with rage over the portrayal of Jesus Christ as altruistic black guy living in modern-day Compton, California.

The trailer for Black Jesus, a comedy show scheduled to air on the Adult Swim cable network - the evening schedule of the Cartoon...

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Alexander Borodai, Pro-Russian Separatist Leader, 'Wanted To Collect Bodies Of MH17 Victims'

(5) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 11:03 PM

Alexander Borodai, the leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic, has called Barack Obama’s assertion that his pro-Russian faction brought down the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 last week "impudent slander", adding that the President was "not in full possession of the facts" and "feeding off the Ukrainian propaganda machine"....

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'My Saddest Photo Yet' Shows Gaza From The ISS

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 3:42 PM

This incredible picture of Gaza was tweeted on Wednesday by astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is currently on board the International Space Station orbiting 200 miles above the earth. The 38-year-old German, who is a member of the European Space Agency, called the image his "saddest photo yet," adding that he...

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Taiwan Plane Crash Leaves 'More Than 40' Dead After Emergency Landing In Stormy Weather

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 10:56 AM

A passenger plane has crashed on a Taiwanese Island, killing more than 40 people, according to local officials. The aircraft, which was reportedly flying in stormy weather from the southern port city of Kaohsiung to the island Penghu, crashed outside Xixi village close to its final destination.

The downed aircraft,...

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EU Sanctions Against Russian Elites Could Pose Existential Threat To Putin Regime

(21) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:44 AM

Responding to the renewed crisis in Ukraine, on Tuesday the European Union (EU) moved towards imposing economic sanctions on associates of Vladimir Putin, with foreign ministers agreeing to "concrete proposals" to create a list of the president’s "cronies" who would be subject to punitive measures.

Following on...

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BBC Arabic Reporter Feras Khatib Attacked On Air By 'Angry Israeli'

(66) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 11:26 AM

A correspondent for the BBC Arabic channel was set upon by an “angry Israeli” whilst reporting from the town of Ashkelon close to the border of the Gaza Strip.

Feras Khatib was midway through his piece-to-camera when a man charged at him, pushing the reporter back before members of...

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New York-Bound Frank Lampard 'Mocked American Tourists After 9/11', Local Rag Reminds Readers

(6) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 3:40 PM

NEW YORK -- Frank Lampard, the former Chelsea and England midfielder, might receive a slightly frosty welcome should his expected transfer to New York City FC go through after a local newspaper ran an editorial on Monday detailing how the player once mocked "American tourists stuck at a hotel near...

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Hans De Borst, MH17 Victim's Father, Pens Open-Letter 'Thanking' Putin For 'Murder Of My Dear And Only Child'

(10) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 2:36 PM

A Dutch father grieving the loss of his only child has penned a distraught open-letter to Vladimir Putin, detailing the life he envisioned for his 17-year-old daughter. Elsemiek de Borst died in the attack on flight MH17 last week, one of 298 passengers that perished over Ukrainian countryside....

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Emotional Al Jazeera Journalist Breaks Down During Gaza Report

(48) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 12:11 PM

UPDATE: On Tuesday, a correspondent for the BBC Arabic channel was attacked by an “angry Israeli” whilst reporting from the town of Ashkelon close to the border of the Gaza Strip.

Witnessing the horrific killings in Gaza would test anyone’s composure, even the most hard-edged journalist....

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Gaza TV Debate Ends With Journalist Throwing Chair

(10) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 10:52 AM

The attack on Gaza is a globally divisive issue, most acutely felt in the region. This was evident in a recent debate on Jordanian TV, which touched not only the Israeli offensive but also the similarly discordant topic of Syria.

This proved too much for journalist Shaker...

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