PM to meet with Germany's Merkel for Mideast talks

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will visit Germany next week for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the situation in the Middle East, the German government said Monday. Olmert will meet Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday, government spokesman Thomas Steg said. That would be two days after a planned meeting Sunday between Merkel and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and follows a visit to the Middle East by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.