Government borrowing swelled to £25.6 billion in Britain last month amid the cost of energy support schemes, higher benefit payments and rising debt interest.
Montana has become the first U.S. state to ban the Chinese-developed social media app TikTok after Governor Greg Gianforte signed a bill into law.
The U.S. has hinted at the prospect of new sanctions on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine ahead of a summit of the G7.
Mr Scholz only had a six-hour layover in Berlin after returning from the Reykjavik summit, which focused on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Vienna aims to bar Chinese operating firms from accessing sensitive data.
The chancellor said he was optimistic that the G20 would decide to admit the AU in the foreseeable future.
Fighting broke out in Sudan about a week ago between the country’s two most powerful generals and their respective military units.
Foreign ministers of the G7 countries have called on Sudan’s warring parties to lay down their arms and engage in dialogue immediately.
The two rival generals, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, were urged to ensure the safety of civilians, bystanders, foreigners and diplomats.
U.S. President Joe Biden is set to fly to Belfast on Tuesday at the start of a visit to Northern Ireland and Ireland.