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Obama, Congress renew push for austerity measures

By Patrick Martin, 30 April 2011

Bipartisan talks are beginning on new spending cuts tied to a rise in the federal debt ceiling.

US South devastated by most destructive tornadoes on record

By Naomi Spencer, 30 April 2011

Three days after one of the most destructive storms in US history, the death toll has risen to 319 across six states.

Syrian demonstrators shot in protests over crackdown

By Bill Van Auken, 30 April 2011

Thousands of Syrians took to the streets Friday, including in the capital of Damascus, defying the attempt to crush protests with police-military violence.

Bahraini military court sentences four protesters to die

By David Walsh, 30 April 2011

A Bahraini military court Thursday condemned four young anti-government protesters to death at the conclusion of a shameless frame-up trial. Three others were sentenced to life in prison.

Fatah, Hamas reconciliation part of broader strategic realignment by Egypt

By Jean Shaoul, 30 April 2011

Egypt announced that Fatah and Hamas, the rival Palestinian parties, had agreed a “reconciliation deal” to form an interim unity government and fix a date for elections.

Obama’s 2012 budget deepens attack on public education

By Isabelle Belanger, 30 April 2011

In its fiscal year 2012 budget, the White House continues its policy of forcing states to impose right-wing educational measures in order to compete for federal aid.

Outrage at inquest verdict on Dublin mother’s death from hypothermia

By Steve James, 30 April 2011

On April 6, Dublin city coroner Dr Brian Farrell returned a verdict of “death by misadventure” over the death of Rachel Peavoy, a 30-year-old woman who died January 11, 2010 of hypothermia in her flat in Dublin, Ireland.

Australia: Refugee protests continue as long-term detentions soar

By Will Morrow, 30 April 2011

The number of asylum seekers incarcerated in detention centres has almost trebled in the past year.

Deutsche Bank posts second highest ever quarterly profit

By Stefan Steinberg, 30 April 2011

Nearly three years on, Deutsche Bank and a number of the main players responsible for the finance crash of 2008 are bigger and more powerful than ever.

Swedish automaker Saab nears collapse

By Jordan Shilton, 30 April 2011

Barely a year after being taken over by Dutch firm Spyker, Swedish automaker Saab is again in danger of shutdown, with the loss of thousands of jobs.