Abbas, Bush to hold 'farewell' meeting

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will travel to Washington for a "farewell" meeting with President George W. Bush, a Palestinian official said Friday, as impending leadership changes raise questions about the future of peace talks. The Palestinian leader will meet Bush at the White House on Dec. 19, Abbas aide Saeb Erekat said. The two will discuss peace negotiations with Israel, he said, but "it will also be a farewell meeting between the two men."