RT America -- June 27, 2014

The largest American city to have ever entered bankruptcy, Detroit has begun turning off water to thousands of houses behind on their payments. With the rates for water service having risen by over 100% in the past decade, tens of thousands of low-income families and individuals are struggling to keep up with their bills. RT’s Meghan Lopez is one of the few reporters investigating on-the-ground in Detroit.

Citing concerns over the NSA's wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials' phones, the German Interior Ministry announced Thursday that it will not renew its contract with Verizon to provide service for government ministries. As part of an effort to revamp its secure communications networks, the country will instead rely on Germany's own Deutsche Telekom. RT’s Ameera David has more details on the announcement and its fallout.