x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Clinton breaks elbow

HIllary Clinton has fractured her elbow in a fall, forcing her to undergo surgery and cancel her schedule.

WASHINGTON // Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has fractured her right elbow during a fall, her chief of staff said. Mrs Clinton was on her way to the White House when she fell and injured her elbow, chief of staff Cheryl Mills said in a statement released late yesterday. Mrs Clinton was treated at The George Washington University Hospital, just a few blocks from State Department headquarters, before going home. She will undergo surgery to repair her elbow in the coming week, Ms Mills said.

"Secretary Clinton appreciates the professionalism and kindness she received from the medical team who treated her this evening and looks forward to resuming her full schedule soon," she said. Mrs Clinton had been scheduled to join actress Angelina Jolie this morning at a Washington event marking World Refugee Day. That event has been removed from Mrs Clinton's public schedule. * AP