Can Fillon stop Le Pen? / Wary Israelis watch Trump / Lynn Geldof recalls Castro
Lara Marlowe joins us on the line from Paris to discuss the emergence of Francois Fillon as a legitimate contender for the 2017 french presidency. His broadly Thatcherite views will give Marine la Pen plenty of points of discussion in the the lead up to the election.
Israel always has a vested interest in the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. This time around it would seem they got their preferred outcome with Trump having stated during his campaign that he intends to move the american embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Will the seemingly pro-Israel Trump become a powerful ally or indifferent in the face of his recent victory? Our London editor Denis Staunton reports from Tel Aviv.The recent death of Fidel Castro has led to a variety of press reactions, for instance, President Michael D Higgins' measured take on Castro was roundly criticised by some. What is Castro's lasting legacy in Cuba and latin America as whole? Journalist and author of 'The Cubans: Voices for change' Lynn Geldof recalls the years she lived in Cuba during the 1980's, a time when Cuba saw economic growth and some the positive effects of the socialist regime.
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