Transatlantic Times Cover Stories for November, 2004
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...
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.
Two developments Monday, one tragic the other controversial, marked the latest phase in southern Europe’s struggle to stem the flood of illegal immigrants.