Germany must close digital technology gap, Merkel ally says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany must learn to "promote not impede" the use of artificial intelligence, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff said, as it seeks to close a digital technology gap between it and other leading economies. Merkel's cabinet is holding a two-day retreat next week, at the end of which

Merkel to discuss Syria with Erdogan during his visit next week

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss challenging topics including the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Germany next week, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday. Russia and Turkey told a weekly meeting of the U.N. Syria humanitarian taskforce in Geneva