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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time Monday, saying it will not deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country.
By Ossian Shine KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The head of world athletics launched a vigorous defense of the IAAF's anti-doping record on Monday, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations to plunge track and field into crisis. IAAF president Lamine Diack said in response to reports of suspected widespread blood doping that any suggestion his organization had been negligent was "laughable". "There are allegations made, no evidence.
Germany's second biggest banking group Commerzbank said Monday its second quarter profits had almost tripled, pushed up by higher revenue and a lower tax bill. From April to June the bank made a net profit of 280 million euros ($307 million), it said, against 100 million in the first quarter. The results are better than analysts predicted, with Factset saying the bank's net profits were likely to come in around 267 million euros.