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

Doctors Strike Will Not Lead To Increased Patient Deaths, According To Research Published By BMJ

(4) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 5:23 PM

Ahead of next month’s planned industrial action by British doctors, the British Medical Journal has published research that suggests patient fatalities are unlikely to increase due to the strike. A study by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that in high-income countries, “patients do not...

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Jeremy Corbyn Sells Shoes For Charity Auction

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 4:08 PM

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is selling his shoes.

Not those drafty sandals, oft-paired with black socks and knee-length shorts, but these ‘noir’ flexi bowlers, the cornerstone of the "Belgian Uncle" chic pioneered by the long-serving MP.

The sale is part of the Small Steps Project, which holds an annual...

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John Oliver Attacked By Fox News For Being 'British' During Segment On ISIS Infiltrating Syrian Refugees

(64) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 10:38 AM

Fox News, the Rupert Murdoch-owned American news outlet, has attacked comedian John Oliver for being British. On Tuesday, hosts of 'The Five' rounded on the HBO star following a segment on his Sunday Night show ‘Last Week Tonight’ in which he criticised Republican and Democratic politicians for stoking...

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Brendan O'Hara Argues Britain Should Scrap Its Nuclear Weapons To Keep Them Away From 'President Trump'

(24) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 5:18 PM

A member of parliament for the Scottish National Party delivered an unexpectedly convincing justification for scrapping Britain’s nuclear deterrence on Tuesday -- to keep the weapons out of the hands of "President Donald Trump."

Speaking in the House of Commons, Brendan O’Hara, MP for Argyll and Bute and the...

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Roubaix Hostage Crisis Ended, Police Kill One In Northern French Town Close To Belgian Border

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 2:43 PM

A hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix ended with all the captives released, according to the BBC.

Local reports suggested three armed men took a family hostage. Gunshots were fired around 6pm local time. Police closed off the neighbourhood. Reuters reported that several people...

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Syrian Rebels Destroy Russian Helicopter Searching For Pilots Downed By Turkish Fighter

(109) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 12:39 PM

Syrian rebels reportedly destroyed a Russian-made helicopter operated by the Syrian army on Tuesday while the chopper was searching for Russian fighter pilots downed earlier by a Turkish jet.

The helicopter made an emergency landing in Latakia province, a government controlled area, before it was destroyed by rebel...

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Explosive Belt Found In Paris Suburb Near To Where Saleh Abdeslam's Phone Was Localised On Day Of Attacks

(2) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 2:48 PM

French police said an explosive belt was found in Paris on Monday, close to the area that fugitive Saleh Abdeslam's phone was localised on the day of the attacks that killed 130 people earlier this month.

A street cleaner discovered the belt sitting in a dustbin in the southern suburb...

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Vladimir Putin Directs Military Operations Against Syria From Dr Strangelove's War Room

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 1:08 PM

Russia’s beefy leader Vladimir Putin has a Hollywood-style war room from which to direct the military campaign in Syria, fresh pictures reveal. The National Defence Control Centre, a monstrous, fortified operations base in he heart of the capital next to the Moskva River, offers the president a platform

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Brussels Lockdown Sparks Residents To Flood Twitter With Cat Pictures As Police Search For Paris Suspects

(3) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 7:12 PM

Brussels remained on lockdown on Sunday with authorities searching for key suspects in connection to the Paris attacks. On Friday, the threat alert level was raised to "maximum," while the Belgian government implemented measures to stave off an “imminent terrorist attack.”

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Keanu Reeves Posts Inspiring Facebook Message About How 'Life Is Worth Living' Despite Tragedy

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 4:49 PM

Actor Keanu Reeves posted an inspiring reflection on his Facebook page on Saturday, detailing some of the tragedy that has beset his life. Alongside a picture of the A-lister sitting on a bench, the message revealed "my story," including how as a child Reeves' father left and he struggled with...

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Diesel, SWAT Police Dog Killed In Paris Raid, Was Only Months Away From Retirement, Handler Reveals

(1) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 4:03 PM

The handler of Diesel, the police dog killed during a raid on a terror suspect’s hideout in Paris last week, revealed on Sunday the canine was only months away from retirement. Speaking to French radio, the officer, who has not been named for security reasons, said...

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Ben Carson Won't Rule Out Torturing Islamists Terror Suspects... But He Would Still Let Them Buy A Gun

(7) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 1:14 PM

Seemingly oblivious to events of the past decade, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said on Sunday he would not rule out the use of torture for suspected enemies of the United States. Speaking on ABC’s ‘This Week’, the former neurosurgeon, who currently trails Donald Trump in the race...

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Ottawa University's Free Yoga Classes Ended Because Of 'Cultural Genocide Due To Western Supremacy'

(40) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 12:08 PM

Free yoga classes at the University of Ottawa, which were regularly enjoyed by more than 60 people, have been suspended after student leaders voiced concerns over “cultural appropriation.”

Reported by the Ottawa Sun, Jennifer Scharf, who has been giving instruction at the university since 2008, was told...

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Donald Trump Supporters Attack 'Black Lives Matter' Protester At Rally In Alabama

(20) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 10:16 AM

For anyone dismissing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as nothing more than a slightly bigoted sideshow (he recently floated the idea of placing US Muslims on a database), take a look at how the property tycoon's charged up supporters attacked an African-American protester from the campaign group 'Black Lives...

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Paris Attacks: Seven Days On From Night Of Horror, France Responds With Culture, Light And Champagne

(15) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 3:57 PM

On the evening of 13 November, 2015, Paris came under attack.

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People were evacuated from the Bataclan after three gunmen with AK-47s rampaged through the concert hall. Some 89 people perished at the venue.

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Hasna Aitboulahcen Did Not Blow Herself Up In Paris Siege, French Police Reports

(27) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 12:54 PM

The woman found dead after the police assault on an apartment building in Paris that targeted the suspected ringleader of last Friday’s attacks did not kill herself, according to AFP.

Prosecutors originally believed Hasna Aitboulahcen detonated a suicide vest during the raid in the Paris...

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Mali Attack: 'No More Hostages' After Special Forces Storm Radisson Blu To End Siege, But 27 Confirmed Dead

(9) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 11:05 AM

Some 27 people were killed after security services ended a siege in a hotel in the capital of Mali on Friday. Special Forces raided the building after suspected Islamist gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako at around 7am in the morning.

Some of the attackers...

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Glenn Greenwald Accuses Media Of Being 'Hungry For War,' Compares Post-Paris Atmosphere To 9/11

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 10:30 AM

Glenn Greenwald gave a scathing interview to 'Democracy Now' on Thursday, blaming the media for “trying to stoke” the flames of war following last week's attacks in Paris.

Speaking about a CNN segment from last weekend in which a Muslim human rights activist in Paris was asked to apologise...

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Justine Greening Uses Chair Of UN Security Council To Link Isis Attacks To Lack Of Development In Syria

(16) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 12:04 AM

NEW YORK -- French President Francois Hollande will land in the United States next week, having already travelled to Russia in the hope of building a military coalition capable of dealing a decisive blow against the so-called Islamic State, perpetrators of the last week’s Paris massacre...

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Andrew Neil Delivers Searing Rejoinder To 'Islamist Scumbags' In Opening Monologue For BBC1's 'This Week'

(109) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 6:53 PM

Andrew Neil deliver a blistering rejoinder to the Islamic State militants that scarred Western Europe last week, opening Thursday’s BBC1 show 'This Week' with a near two-minute denunciation of the "Islamist scumbags" that killed 132 people in the French capital to “prove the future belongs to...

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