US picks Maryland town as probable site of Mideast peace meeting
The United States has picked Annapolis, Maryland, as the expected site of a Mideast peace conference this fall that President George W. Bush hopes will launch new negotiations toward establishing an independent Palestinian state, The Associated Press has learned.


The small city north of Washington was selected for proximity to the capital and the presence of the US Naval Academy, where the November conference would be based, US and other officials said Friday. (AP)