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France in contact, not negotiating, with Libya

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Tuesday that France had had “contacts” with the Libyan regime concerning the departure of leader Moamer Kadhafi but no real negotiations had taken place. “There have indeed been contacts, but it has not turned into a real negotiation,” he told France Info radio station.…

Outgunned Libyan rebels on the run as air strikes resume

AJDABIYA, Libya – Libyan rebels were driven back some 200 kilometres by the superior firepower of Moamer Kadhafi’s forces on Wednesday in a chaotic stampede which saw them yield most of the ground their recent advances had secured. But the first air strike in two days against loyalist positions in…

‘Punk’ art rocks Rome in new exhibition

The Sex Pistols music blares out incongruously from Rome’s stately Villa Medici, once home to powerful aristocracy and now the prestigious French Academy which is staging the first ever retrospective into Punk visual art. The exhibition takes a unique look at Punk Rock art, which developed as a counter-culture in…

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