News With Ed -- April 25, 2016
100,000+ protest TTIP trade deal in Germany amid Obama visit
Every trade agreement the US has entered into has cost American jobs, and Europeans have experienced similar outcomes – despite president Obama’s forecast of job creation from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). But Europeans may not be buying it, as more than 100,000 people took to the streets in Hanover, Germany, to protest the deal as Obama traveled there to make his case. RT’s Anastasia Churkina reports from the demonstration. Then, Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch joins ‘News With Ed’ following her trip to Germany.
1st US cruise to Cuba in over half a century
The Castro government is lifting a travel ban on Cuban-born citizens, clearing the way for Carnival Cruise ships to sail to Havana. The first US cruise to Cuba in more than a half a century is scheduled for next week. RT America’s Marina Portnaya has the story from Miami. Then, RT producer Mariana Alvarez Joyal joins ‘News With Ed’ to discuss how the island nation will handle the massive influx of tourist, and Javier Lopez, a lawyer behind the lawsuit that challenged the Cuban-born American citizens’ travel ban.