Germany has set aside 1 billion euros to support battery cell production: minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government has set aside around 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to support battery cell production, and it aims to have 30 percent of such production coming from Germany and Europe by 2030, the economy minister said. Germany, Europe's largest economy, wants to reduce the dependence of

French minister Le Maire insists EU is close to digital tax deal

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that a European Union plan to tax big internet firms such as Google and Facebook was close to being struck, despite several EU governments having pushed back against the idea. "We are close to having a deal in our hands," Le Maire

Turkey’s Erdogan says Khashoggi tapes given to key foreign nations

Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Turkish sources have said previously that authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder. "We gave the tapes. We gave them to

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