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

Greece Lumbers Towards The Single Currency Exit As Eurozone Project Faces The Economic Abyss

(41) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Greece sat perched on the edge of the economic precipice on Monday, the impasse between Europe’s finance ministers and the government in Athens making the country’s exit from the Eurozone almost inevitable. EU leaders warned Greek authorities that a rejection of the creditors’ proposals in Sunday's snap referendum...

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Mike Huckabee Encourages Christians To Resist Gay Marriage Through 'Civil Disobedience'

(10) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 12:00 PM

NEW YORK -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Christians should “resist” gay marriage through “civil disobedience” on a Sunday talk show, following last week's Supreme Court judgment that extended the right to marry to gay and lesbian couples. The former Arkansas Governor, who until recently hosted a...

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Tunisia Death Toll Expected To Reach 30 Britons As May Defends Foreign Office Against Criticism

(53) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 4:38 PM

Theresa May defended the Foreign Office on Sunday after it was heavily criticised for its handling of the aftermath of the Tunisian massacre. In the days following Friday's attack, relatives beseeched the Ministry for word of those potentially caught up in atrocity. However, May told reporters on Sunday...

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Jeremy Clarkson Takes At Dig At The BBC Ahead Of His Final Appearance On 'Top Gear'

(31) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 3:36 PM

Jeremy Clarkson criticised the BBC on Sunday ahead of his final appearance on “Top Gear.” The presenter and right-wing caricature, who was pushed out of the show after allegedly assaulting producer Oisin Tymon, tweeted:

"Strange that BBC News is talking down the last Top Gear...

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Rick Santorum Wants US To Stop Combatting Climate Change And Instead Promote Traditional Marriage

(27) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 12:45 PM

NEW YORK -- Republican presidential candidates are still squirming over Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that made gay marriage legal across all 50 states in the US.

Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker and Ted Cruz all excoriated the landmark decision, some even calling for the abolition...

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SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff From Cape Canaveral On Cargo Mission To The ISS

(15) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 11:06 AM

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket exploded shortly after launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday.

The rocket was on a mission to send a Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station. The explosion occurred 2 minutes 21 seconds after takeoff at 10.21 Eastern time when the first stage...

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CNN Mistakenly Spots ISIS Flag At London Pride, Doesn't Notice Banner Is Made Up Of Dildos And Butt Plugs

(104) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 4:57 PM

When did CNN stop being a news channel? On April 15th, 2014, when the network held a panel discussion on whether Malaysian Airlines flight 370 fell into a black hole.

Yet on Saturday the broadcaster surpassed that nadir, running an "exclusive" segment on the “unnerving sight” of...

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Greece Nears Eurozone Exit After European Finance Ministers Reject Bailout Extension

(73) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 2:35 PM

European finance ministers rejected pleas from Athens for an extension to the bailout on Saturday, heightening fears the Mediterranean nation will exit the eurozone. The aid package is due to expire on Tuesday, with Greece expected to repay 1.6 billion euro (£1.1 billion) to the International Monetary Fund....

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South Carolina Confederate Flag Removed By Daring Female Activist Who Scaled 30-Foot Steel Flagpole

(21) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 1:18 PM

The Confederate flag was removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday… then put back up by officials. Female activist Bree Newsome, 30, attempted to confiscate the emblem, which has become marginalised in the days following the massacre of nine people in a...

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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision Called 'The New 9/11', Compared To Slavery By Religious Conservatives

(163) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 10:47 AM

NEW YORK -- While much of America rejoiced Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry across all 50 states, the country’s increasingly marginalised religious conservatives offered words of protest, ranging from well-founded concerns of regarding faith and liberty, to more outlandish...

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Queen Calls For European Unity At German Banquet Attended By David Cameron And Angela Merkel

(201) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 6:16 PM

The Queen called for European unity on Wednesday, delivering a speech at a state banquet in Berlin attended by German chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron. In her address, Her Majesty said the continent must look to “maintain the benefits of the post-war world,” adding...

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Confederate Flags Fall Across The American South

(13) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 2:55 PM

NEW YORK -- Across the American south, the emblem of insurrection and slave holding is falling. On Wednesday, Robert Bentley, the Republican governor of Alabama, ordered the removal of four Confederate flags from statehouse grounds, stating it was “the right thing to do.

Bentley’s intervention followed a...

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Environmentalists Win Case Forcing Dutch Government To Reduce Carbon Emissions By 25 Percent

(5) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 11:32 AM

In a landmark case for environmentalists, a court in the Netherlands has ordered the Dutch government to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020.

Wednesday’s ruling by The Hague District Court, which is likely to have repercussions around the globe, followed a complaint...

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'A Dangerous Game' Reveals Donald Trump 'Trashing The Environment For The Super Rich'

(53) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 8:06 AM

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he would run for president was met with delight, disbelief and ridicule across much of the US. For those who gorge on the machinations of American political culture, Trump’s run adds an element of burlesque to the 18-month...

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Putin's 'Troll Factory' Exposed After Former Employee Takes The 'Agency For Internet Studies' To Court

(78) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 11:10 PM

A shadowy Russian agency that pumps out pro-Kremlin propaganda was exposed on Tuesday after a former employee took the organisation to court. Reported by AFP, Lyudmila Savchuk, one of many employees tasked with creating fake online comments in support of Vladimir Putin, sued the Agency for...

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Mike Huckabee Solves America's Centuries-Old Problem Of Racism -- 'Convert To God'

(16) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 10:55 AM

Former Arkansas governor and Republican 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee solved America’s centuries–old problem of racism on Tuesday. After the deadly shooting in Charleston last week in which nine African-Americans were killed in an historic church by a suspected white supremacist, Huckabee demanded the...

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BBC 'Newsnight' Asks Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich About His Ostriches

(6) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 10:59 PM

In an interview with BBC "Newsnight" on Monday, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich defended himself against claims that he used his position as leader to embezzle state funds in the years preceding the Maidan protests that ended his rule in early 2014.

Speaking in Moscow where...

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Confederate Flag To Be Removed From Statehouse Only 150 Years After The Civil War

(10) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 9:28 PM

NEW YORK -- Following the mass killing in Charleston, South Carolina, last week, the state’s governor finally called for the confederate flag to be removed from its flutter near the capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina on Monday. Remarkably, it took the racially motivated murder of nine African-Americans...

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Simon Danczuk 'Urged Miliband To Axe Janner' Six Months Before Peer's Suspension For Historic Sex Abuse

(9) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 7:03 PM

Labour MP Simon Danczuk has accused his party of failing to act “quickly and efficiently” after he urged Ed Miliband to remove Lord Janner last year after police revealed historic sex abuse allegations.

Speaking on Channel 4 News on Monday, Danczuk said he wrote to the then-Labour leader over...

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Arsenal Sign Peter Cech As Goalkeeper Leaves Chelsea After 11 Years

(4) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 11:43 AM

Peter Cech has signed for Arsenal in a deal that takes the veteran goalkeeper across London from Chelsea for a fee of around £11million.

According to the Mail, Cech could face his former club as early as August 2 for the Community Shield at...

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