Reaction from world leaders following the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

FOX's Simon Owen reports from London:

In Beijing, the Chinese government extending its condolences, and saying the friendship between China and Cuba will continue.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also offering a warm tribute, calling Castro a sincere and reliable friend and there was a personal telegram from Pope Francis to Castro's brother Raul.

Among Western leaders, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau more positive than most, fondly remembering a family friend, without mentioning Castro's human rights record.

In Europe, French President Francois Hollande saying Castro embodies Cuba's revolution in both its hopes and its later disappointments.

In London, Simon Owen, FOX News.

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