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Jun 21, 2014

Motor racing-Massa pole has a little bit of Neymar magic

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 21 (Reuters) – Felipe Massa hoped to give Brazil another victory to celebrate after a little bit of Neymar magic rubbed off on him as he put his Williams on pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday.

The popular Brazilian’s first pole since 2008, when he was with Ferrari and a year before he suffered near fatal head injuries in Hungary, was a Formula One feel-good story for Austria’s first race in 11 years.

Jun 21, 2014

Hamilton aims for damage limitation

SPIELBERG Austria (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton arrived at the Austrian Grand Prix with victory in his sights but damage limitation was the order of the day after Saturday’s error-strewn qualifying.

The 2008 Formula One world champion, 22 points behind Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after seven races despite having four wins to the German’s two, failed to set a lap time in the final shootout for pole.

Jun 21, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton aims for damage limitation

SPIELBERG Austria (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton arrived at the Austrian Grand Prix with victory in his sights but damage limitation was the order of the day after Saturday’s error-strewn qualifying.

The 2008 Formula One world champion, 22 points behind Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after seven races despite having four wins to the German’s two, failed to set a lap time in the final shootout for pole.

Jun 21, 2014

Massa on pole as Williams celebrate Austrian sweep

SPIELBERG Austria (Reuters) – Brazilian Felipe Massa celebrated his first Formula One pole position since 2008 as Williams stunned leaders Mercedes on Saturday and swept the front row of the Austrian Grand Prix starting grid.

Finland’s Valtteri Bottas qualified in second place for the Mercedes-powered former champions with championship leader Nico Rosberg only third fastest for the Mercedes factory team.

Jun 21, 2014

Motor racing-Massa on pole as Williams celebrate Austrian sweep

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 21 (Reuters) – Brazilian Felipe Massa celebrated his first Formula One pole position since 2008 as Williams stunned leaders Mercedes on Saturday and swept the front row of the Austrian Grand Prix starting grid.

Finland’s Valtteri Bottas qualified in second place for the Mercedes-powered former champions with championship leader Nico Rosberg only third fastest for the Mercedes factory team.

Jun 21, 2014

Massa puts Williams on pole in Austria

SPIELBERG Austria (Reuters) – Brazilian Felipe Massa seized his first Formula One pole position since 2008 as a resurgent Williams swept the front row of the starting grid on Saturday in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas took second place for the Mercedes-powered former world champions with championship leader Nico Rosberg third fastest for Mercedes.

Jun 21, 2014

Motor racing-Massa puts Williams on pole in Austria

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 21 (Reuters) – Brazilian Felipe Massa seized his first Formula One pole position since 2008 as a resurgent Williams swept the front row of the starting grid on Saturday in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas took second place for the Mercedes-powered former world champions with championship leader Nico Rosberg third fastest for Mercedes.

Jun 16, 2014

EU urges Russia to weigh improved offer for Ukraine gas

VIENNA (Reuters) – The European Union’s mediator in a gas standoff between Russia and Ukraine urged Moscow on Monday to consider a compromise gas pricing offer for deliveries to Ukraine and he said he hoped to convene more talks this month.

European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, who has brokered a series of three-way talks between Russia, Ukraine and the EU, was speaking in Vienna following the latest round of negotiations that ended without a deal in the early hours of Monday.

Jun 12, 2014

Sberbank shuns emerging Europe takeovers, targets Germany

VIENNA, June 12 (Reuters) – Sberbank, Russia’s
largest lender, will focus on organic growth in central and
eastern European operations for the time being while opening a
new front in online banking in Germany, its European chief said
on Thursday.

The Russian lender is still digesting the eastern European
network it bought two years ago from Austria’s Volksbanken AG,
Sberbank Europe Chief Executive Mark Arnold told reporters, so
acquisitions in the CEE region are not a priority.

Jun 12, 2014

Sberbank shuns emerging Europe takeovers, targets Germany

VIENNA, June 12 (Reuters) – Sberbank, Russia’s
largest lender, will focus on organic growth in central and
eastern European operations for the time being while opening a
new front in online banking in Germany, its European chief said
on Thursday.

The Russian lender is still digesting the eastern European
network it bought two years ago from Austria’s Volksbanken AG,
Sberbank Europe Chief Executive Mark Arnold told reporters, so
acquisitions in the CEE region are not a priority.

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      "Mike has worked for Reuters for two decades and reported from more than a dozen countries on business and general news. His beats have included covering the European automotive industry, business news from Switzerland, German defense and security policy, and Hungary's transition to a market democracy after the collapse of communism in eastern Europe"
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