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May Fires Defense Secretary Williamson Over Huawei Leak

  • Premier cites ‘compelling evidence’ in letter on decision
  • Williamson, who denies leak, replaced by Penny Mordaunt
Gavin Williamson
Gavin WilliamsonPhotographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May fired her defense secretary for revealing secret discussions about Huawei Technologies Co.’s role in Britain, as she attempted to assert control over a government that has become dominated by the battle to succeed her.