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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa have again denied that a payment of $10 million to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner during their successful bid for the 2010 World Cup was a bribe. Sports minister Fikile Mbalula on Wednesday told a news conference that neither South Africa's government nor the 2010 World Cup bid and organising committee bought votes for the right to host the finals.
By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Growth in Britain's service sector suffered its steepest slowdown in nearly four years in May, according to a survey that suggested the economy might not recover as quickly as hoped after stumbling in early 2015. The monthly drop was the biggest since August 2011 and the reading undercut the lowest forecast in a Reuters poll of economists, though the index did show signs that rock-bottom inflation could pick up. Along with a weak manufacturing figure and a bounce in construction, combined growth across the three sectors in May was the slowest since December and the second-weakest for two years, Markit said.