Clinton Meets Abbas In Bid To Save Middle East Talks

"Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will hold further talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday amid last-ditch efforts to keep newly-started Middle East peace talks alive. Mr Abbas has said talks will collapse unless Israel extends a moratorium on building in settlements in the West Bank. Israel has refused, saying settlement building is not an impediment to talks. US President Barack Obama has called on Israel to extend its partial ban."