Paul Vale
Based in New York, Paul is the Night 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

New Hampshire Presidential Primary Is Not About Winning... It's About Candidates Staying In The Race

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 4:11 PM

A week after the Iowa caucuses and a day after the Super Bowl, voters in New Hampshire go to the polls. It's a tradition stretching back to the 1950s, and a hugely important marker for the 18-month reality show that is the 2016 presidential race.


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Beyoncé's Super Bowl Half Time Performance Universally Lauded... Except By The Guests And Hosts Of Fox News

(14) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 10:22 AM

Beyoncé’s lively performance during the Super Bowl half time show was followed by similar theatrics on Monday morning as Fox News did its best 'pretend outrage' over the three-minute skit. The Rupert Murdoch-owned broadcaster was perturbed by the singer's unsubtle homage to the Black Lives matter movement, replete with backing...

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North Korean Long-Range Rocket Test Condemned By Britain, US, Japan And South Korea

(7) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 11:29 PM

Britain’s foreign office has condemned North Korea’s test of a long-range rocket. Despite international warnings and UN resolutions, Pyongyang carried out the launch on Sunday, displaying its ballistic missile technology. The launch comes a month after the state carried out the first test of a hydrogen...

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Tommy Robinson Speaks At Pegida UK March As Anti-Islam Protests Are Held Across Europe

(224) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 3:26 PM

Cities across Europe, including Birmingham, Calais, Prague, Dresden, Dublin and Amsterdam, witnessed rallies on Saturday by the German anti-Islam movement Pegida. The marches were organised in protest at the influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa, many fleeing civil war and poverty.

Former English Defence...

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Vanessa Redgrave Compares Cameron And Thatcher Governments At London Junior Doctors Rally

(143) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 1:27 PM

British actress Vanessa Redgrave paid glowing tribute to the National Health Service on Saturday, while likening the current dispute over junior doctors to the Thatcher government's undermining of the NHS.

Speaking at a rally in Central London in support of the medics, who are currently in dispute with the Tory...

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Padre Pio's 50-Year-Old Corpse Is Paraded Through The Streets Of Rome Wearing A Silicone Mask

(282) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 11:20 AM

A 50-year-old corpse wearing a silicone mask was paraded through the streets of Rome on Saturday, cheered on by thousands of onlookers who took pictures of the dead body as it made its way to the Vatican.

The mortal remains of Catholic monk Saint Pio da Pietralcina,

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Taiwan Earthquake Collapses Residential Buildings In Tainan, Hundreds Feared Trapped

(13) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 9:38 PM

Scores of people are feared dead after an earthquake hit Taiwan on Saturday. The 6.4-magnitude quake toppled a 17-storey building in the south of the island, leaving at least 12 dead with more fatalities expected. A 10-month-old baby is reportedly among the deceased.

Pictures emerging from the...

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Donald Trump And Ted Cruz Will Throw Haymakers At Saturday's ABC Debate Ahead Of New Hampshire Vote

(12) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 3:10 PM

On Saturday evening, heavyweights Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will be throwing haymakers. The businessman and Texas senator, frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination, have spent the days since Monday's Iowa caucuses circling each other in the playground, waiting for the first punch.

At the ABC News debate...

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Dublin Manhunt After Gunmen Storm Boxing Weigh-In Wearing 'Women's Clothes' And 'SWAT Uniforms'

(22) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 12:59 PM

A manhunt is underway in the Republic of Ireland after four gunmen dressed in women's clothes and SWAT team uniforms attacked a boxing weigh-in on Friday, leaving one man dead and two injured.

Four attackers carrying AK-47s and handguns burst into the Regency Hotel in Dublin where 300 boxing fans...

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Manhattan Crane Collapse Claims One Life As Huge Structure Topples In Tribeca

(15) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 9:55 AM

A huge construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan on Friday killing one person and leaving three injured. The structure fell onto a row of parked cars on a street in Tribeca around 8.30am local time, killing a 38-year-old pedestrian.

Officials announced one fatality at the scene. A second person trapped...

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Martin Shkreli Silently Smirks At 'Imbeciles' On Congressional Committee During Price Gouging Hearing

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 2:08 PM

Martin Shkreli, the entrepreneur who sparked widespread opprobrium by hiking the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750 last year, pleaded the Fifth Amendment during a congressional committee on Thursday, silently smirking his way through proceedings.

Despite members of congress launching a stinging rebuke of...

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Russia Warns Of 'Reasonable Grounds' To Suspect Turkey Is Preparing For A Ground Invasion Of Syria

(28) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 1:24 PM

Russia’s ministry of defence warned on Thursday that Turkey is preparing a ground invasion of Syria. According to Reuters, defence spokesman Igor Konashenkov said there are “a growing number of signs of hidden preparation” for a land incursion by Turkish forces into its warn-torn neighbour.

Earlier this...

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Athens Police Hit With Molotov Cocktails During General Strike Protests Over Pension Reform

(8) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 11:21 AM

Petrol bombs were hurled at riot police during the latest round of anti-government protests in Athens on Thursday. Troubled erupted as the country suffered another general strike in protest at an overhaul of the pension system, part of the third bailout package from Brussels.

Athens police reported...

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Photographer Sneaks Into Abandoned Top-Secret NASA Base. Here's What He Saw

(16) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 11:43 AM

Pictures of a top-secret base once used by NASA have been captured by a photographer from San Francisco.

The Santa Susanna Field Laboratory, a 3,000-acre site that sits 30 miles outside Los Angeles, was opened in 1948 and was used, until 1988, as a nuclear research facility.


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Ted Cruz's Father Says God Intervened To Tell His Son To Run For President After 'Six Months' Of Prayer

(23) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 6:45 PM

Ted Cruz, who won the Republican Iowa caucuses on Monday, decided to run for president after “six months” of prayer, culminating in a two-hour session on bended knee during which the Texas Senator was given the nod.

Pastor Rafael Cruz, the Senator’s father, made the revelation to a...

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Donald Trump Blames 'Unfair Media' For Iowa Defeat After Uncharacteristic 19-Hour Twitter Blackout

(18) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 1:17 PM

After an uncharacteristic Twitter blackout following his second place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Donald Trump returned to the social network on Tuesday morning to blame the media for his loss.

In the first contest of the 2016 presidential election, Trump lost out...

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Donald Trump Loses Iowa Caucuses To Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders In A 'Virtual Tie'

(78) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 10:37 PM

Donald Trump lost the Republican Iowa caucuses on Monday, coming second to Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the first contest of the 2016 presidential election.

Trump, who has been leading in national polls for many months and leading in several Iowa polls in recent weeks, landed...

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Iowa Caucuses Mean The 'Phony War' Is Over... The Battle For The American Presidency Has Finally Begun

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 4:09 PM

For several hours on Monday evening, the world’s attention will focus on the voters of a small, midwestern state with a population of less than half of London.

That’s because after eight months of campaigning, countless debates, blanket media coverage and several drop outs, the American electorate will finally...

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Pep Guardiola Lands Manchester City Job. His Salary Is Nearly The Cost Of The 2011 Royal Wedding

(5) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 11:34 AM

Fifteen million pounds. That’s more than half the estimated cost of the 2011 Royal Wedding. It’s also the annual outlay required to land the greatest manager in global football. On Monday, Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola, formerly of Barcelona, agreed to take charge of Manchester...

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Ben Carson Dazzles At Fox News Republican Debate By Revealing 'Putin Is A One-Horse Country'

(15) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 11:13 PM

Ben Carson is still baffled by the world.

During the foreign policy section of Thursday's Fox News debate in Iowa, the retired neurosurgeon answered a hypothetical question about Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty by revealing, “Putin is a one-horse country.

On stage in Des Moines...

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