Source Pravda.Ru

Rice cancels Asian trip amid uncertainty over Sharon's health

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U.S. Secretary of State &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/354/16315_Condoleezza.html' target=_blank>Condoleezza Rice canceled a six-day trip to Indonesia and Australia on Friday, amid uncertainty over the condition of ailing Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman will take Rice's place at the first Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate with officials from Australia, China, India, Japan and Korea.