Paul Vale
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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

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New York Cops 'Given A Schooling' By Swedish Officers On Vacation

(4) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 4:08 PM

NEW YORK -- Officers of New York’s much-derided police force were given a European lesson in urban law enforcement on Thursday when four Swedish cops on vacation stepped in to break up a fight on the Subway.

As pointed out by users of social media, the incident provided a...

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HSBC Threatens To Relocate Headquarters Outside UK Over 'Regulatory And Structural Reforms'

(36) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 2:57 PM

HSBC threatened to relocate its headquarters outside the UK on Friday, a move floated by the Chairman Douglas Flint in response to "regulatory and structural reforms", including the requirement for banks to separate their investment arm from the retail divisions, which was instituted after the 2008 financial crash.

HSBC has...

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Christian Pastor Creflo Dollar Defends Appeal To Huckster $65 Million For A Luxury Private Jet

(11) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 12:17 PM

NEW YORK -- God wants Creflo Dollar to have a luxurious private jet, and anyone that thinks otherwise is working for the Devil. That's the view of a controversial American huckster/televangelist, who broke his silence this week after being pilloried for demanding his credulous flock pay for a...

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Ross Kemp In Thanet To Witness Life On The Frontline In The Fight Against Ukip

(64) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 10:17 AM

Ross Kemp, the actor turned bold investigative reporter renowned for fronting fearless documentaries from global hotspots, has undertaken his most daring mission to date -- a visit to the district of Thanet. Having witnessed life on the frontline against the Taliban in Afghanistan, Kemp travelled to the Kent coast on...

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Labour Dips Below 30%, But Sturgeon Still Pushing To Prop Up Minority Miliband Government

(288) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 4:13 PM

Labour dipped below 30% in a mainstream opinion poll for the first time in the General Election campaign on Thursday, with a Survation poll for the Daily Mirror placing Ed Miliband's party on 29% -- down four points compared to a similar poll released on April...

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Victorian London Contrasted With The Modern City In Remarkable Video

(4) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 3:14 PM

What did London look like in late Victorian and early Edwardian Britain? Pretty much like today, as shown by this remarkable video (above) that contrasts the oldest surviving footage of the capital with the same vistas more than 100 years later.

Included in the footage are scenes from Parliament...

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Chilean Volcano Eruption Heralds The End Times

(8) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 9:36 AM

The End Times are here, the Rapture if upon us, and Jesus is due next Tuesday. At least that's the impression given by these snaps of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile, which has sent vast clouds of ash into the sky. Authorities have evacuated 4,000 people and closed access...

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Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett Would Not Accept Role Of Environmental Secretary In A Coalition

(69) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 4:33 PM

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett made the extraordinary claim on Wednesday that she would turn down the role of Environment Secretary if it were offered to her as part of a post-election coalition, insisting her party can better pursue its goals from opposition. Speaking on BBC Radio 4, Bennett said...

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Nigel Farage Says He 'No Longer Makes Negative Arguments About Immigration'

(138) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 2:26 PM

Nigel Farage said on Wednesday that he has toned down his rhetoric and no longer makes “negative arguments” about immigration, despite recent remarks about HIV patients visiting Britain to use the NHS. During a BBC interview, the Ukip leader said he had to "wake people up"...

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Grant Shapps Accused Of Editing Wikipedia Pages Of Political Rivals

(98) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 5:42 PM

Who is Grant Shapps?

The Conservative Party chairman, who earlier in the year was unmasked as "get rich quick" author Michael Green, was accused on Tuesday of having yet another identity -- that of Wikipedia sock puppet Contribsx, who fluffed his own entry and vandalised...

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Daily Mail's Sarah Vine Warns Of 'Communist Dictatorship' After The General Election

(46) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 4:08 PM

Sarah Vine, the increasingly gaffe-prone wife of senior Tory Michael Gove, stepped in a field of mud and oomska on Tuesday, reportedly claiming the north and Scotland will “leach” off the rest of Britain after the general election on May 7.

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Samantha Cameron,...

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Piers Morgan Questioned Again By Scotland Yard Over Phone Hacking Allegations

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 3:12 PM

Piers Morgan was questioned by police in London on Tuesday in connection with allegations of phone hacking. The former CNN host and editor of the Daily Mirror was previously interviewed under caution in 2013 during a Scotland Yard investigation into the interception of voicemails by journalists at the Mirror Group....

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Nicola Sturgeon And John Major Squabble Over The Future Of Britain

(31) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 1:05 PM

Sir John Major bowled Scotland’s First Minister an off break on Tuesday, claiming the rise of the SNP represents "'a real and present danger'' to the future of Britain, while parroting David Cameron’s line that a minority Labour government propped up by the nationalists would be a ''recipe for mayhem.”...

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Turin Shroud Displayed Despite Inauthenticity

(32) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 10:56 AM

A piece of cloth scientifically proven to have no connection to Biblical times has gone on display in Italy, with millions expected to make the pilgrimage to see the medieval forgery. The infamous Shroud of Turin -- a 14 foot piece of linen once believed to be Christ’s...

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Miliband Heads To Scotland To Shore Up Labour's Flagging Support As SNP Launches Election Manifesto

(101) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 9:36 PM

Ed Miliband will attempt to shore up Labour’s crumbling vote in Scotland with a speech north of the border on Monday -- the same day the SNP is launching its general election manifesto. On Sunday, Miliband promised to "end Tory austerity" as the Opposition fights Conservative...

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Internet Hoaxer Joshua Bonehill Claims He Was Arrested Over Abusive Jack Monroe Tweets

(16) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 5:56 PM

A "fascist" internet hoaxer claimed he was arrested in relation to the homophobic abuse targeting Guardian columnist Jack Monroe on Sunday, calling his alleged ordeal a “sickening... persecution" of free speech.

Joshua Bonehill, whose website The Daily Bale runs stories playing to the fears of...

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'420 Day Celebration' Sees Cannabis Campaigners Spark Up In London's Hyde Park

(20) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 3:29 PM

A stoners celebration that started in the US made its way to London on Sunday, with thousands attending a rally in Hyde Park to call for the legalisation of cannabis. Called the '420 Day Celebration' (for reasons explained in this article), the event featured speeches in support of...

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Clegg Demands Cameron Rule Out Post-Election Tory Alliance With Ukip

(55) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 2:10 PM

Nick Clegg demanded David Cameron rule out an alliance with Ukip on Sunday, admonishing the prime minister for treating the voters as “stupid” by maintaining the Tories can win a majority. The Liberal Democrat leader ruled out a deal between his party...

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Sturgeon Refuses To Rule Out Second Scottish Independence Referendum In The Next Parliament

(166) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 1:16 PM

Nicola Sturgeon refused to rule out a second independence referendum during the next parliament on Sunday, arguing the Scottish people would take such a decision. Ed Miliband had called on the SNP leader to rule out another vote on the breaking up of the Union. Speaking...

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Cameron Appeals To Ukip Voters, Miliband Pleads With Tories As Polls Split Lead Between Labour And Tories

(274) Comments | Posted April 18, 2015 | 6:46 PM

The two main candidates to be Prime Minister in the next parliament appealed to the followers of rival parties on Saturday, with David Cameron and Ed Miliband vying for the crucial swing voters that could decide the outcome of the May 7 election. With the polls deadlocked, the PM issued...

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