RT News - August 30, 2016 (17:00 MSK)

After years of negotiations, France threatens to pull the plug on the far-reaching open trade deal between Europe and the US - known as TTIP -  echoing Germany's comments. In another transatlantic tussle - Apple's ordered to pay 13-billion euros in back-dated tax, as the EU loses patience over the tech giant's sweetened deal with Ireland. France suggests the thousands of illegal immigrants amassed in Calais should be allowed to apply for British asylum while still on French soil.