BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by what it described as higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting the markets.
Four members of an Ethiopian track team competing at an international event in Oregon were missing in what officials said on Monday might be an attempt to seek asylum or otherwise stay in the United States. The athletes, who were not believed to be victims of foul play, traveled to the University of Oregon in Eugene last week to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships, a university spokeswoman said. "It is being handled like a missing persons case," school spokeswoman Julie Brown said, adding that investigators were looking into the possibility the four had left willingly to try to seek asylum. "But we can't confirm yet if it's an attempt to claim asylum." Ethiopia is one of the world's poorest countries and has been accused by rights campaigners and the political opposition of stifling dissent and torturing political detainees.