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Transatlantic Times Cover Stories for November, 2004

COVER STORY
Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe?
by Paul Okechukwu Oranika

The US-Saudi relationship dates back to the year 1938, when American oil explorers discovered significant oil fields in the Kingdom. Thirteen years later in 1945, King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud met with President Franklin Roosevelt inside a US Navy ship in the Suez Canal; that meeting marked the beginning of the Saudi-American friendship, and since that time, the United States has become the number one oil importer from Saudi Arabia. In 2002, the United States purchased 17% of its oil needs from the Kingdom...
See the November, 2004 issue of Transatlantic Times: American Edition for full story

COVER STORY
Book Review of "The Da Vinci Code"
by Angeline M. Perkins

The Da Vinci Code, written by Dan Brown, reveals another chapter in the life of Robert Langdon, a prominent Harvard history professor. This novel begins with his visit to The American University of Paris where he gives a lecture on symbology. During his stay, Langdon has an appointment to meet a curator at the Louvre Museum. However, he never gets the opportunity to meet this man because he has been murdered and Langdon becomes the primary suspect.
See the November, 2004 issue of Transatlantic Times African Edition for full story

WORLD NEWS
Analysis: Stopping the Immigrant Flow
by Roland Flamini

Two developments Monday, one tragic the other controversial, marked the latest phase in southern Europe’s struggle to stem the flood of illegal immigrants.
The first was the sinking of a fishing boat off the coast of Tunisia in which 22 North African immigrants were drowned and 42 others were missing out of a total of 75. According to Tunisian officials, the vessel split in half plunging quickly to the bottom, probably as a result of overcrowding. The immigrants were attempting to reach Italy, more specifically the outlying island of Pantelleria. At night, the island’s lights glow invitingly a mere 30 nautical miles from the Tunisian coast...
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