Michael Flynn, Argentina, Myanmar: Your Friday Briefing
Separately, the U.S. Navy has ended its search for three sailors who have been missing since a transport plane crashed near Japan this week.
• Rwanda has offered to house or help repatriate some of the thousands of African migrants being held in Libya and reportedly auctioned there as slaves.
“Given Rwanda’s political philosophy and our own history, we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, referring to the 1994 genocide there.
Above, migrants in Tripoli, Libya, this month after being rescued by the Libyan Navy.
• The radiation cloud that wafted over Europe this fall, which probably came from a Soviet-era nuclear plant in Russia, posed no threat to human health or to the environment. But Moscow’s shifting statements and reluctance to release information have raised worries about more dangerous leaks in the future.
“The cover-up is more interesting than the accident,” one expert said.
Above, a river near the nuclear plant that may have been the source of the recent leak.
• The conviction of Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb commander, on war crimes charges was meant to close a chapter on a conflict that unleashed Europe’s worst atrocities since World War II.
But Serbia, which was seen as the aggressor in the Bosnian wars, has never accepted responsibility for the crimes committed in the name of the Serbian people, and has even welcomed convicted war criminals back into the fold. Above, supporters of Mr. Mladic in Belgrade.