Clinton faints, suffers concussion

LALIT K JHA/PTI

Washington, Dec 16: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had been suffering from a stomach virus, fainted and sustained a concussion after becoming dehydrated, according to her spokesperson.
The 65-year-old Clinton would work from home till she recovers completely and would continue to be monitored by doctors.
"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," her close aide Philippe Reines, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, said yesterday.
"She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors," she said.
"At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon," Reines said.
A senior State Department official was separately quoted as saying by CNN that the fainting occurred earlier in the week and the concussion was "not severe."
It was not specified where Clinton fainted. Clinton will no longer testify Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador.
William Burns and Thomas Nides, both Deputy Secretaries of State, will testify before that committee instead.

'Kerry may be next Secretary of State'
Washington, Dec 16: President Barack Obama has decided to nominate veteran Senator John Kerry, known for his relationship-building skills,  as the next Secretary of State, US media reported today.
The 69-year-old Kerry, currently the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a close confidant of Obama on foreign policy issues.
"President Obama has decided to nominate Sen. John Kerry to be the next secretary of state and could make a formal announcement  as early as next week," CNN reported.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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