Welcome to Friday, where Myanmar trouble deepens, Navalny's doctor dies and $60 million in Bitcoin is lost behind a password. We also look at one country trying to figure out where it fits in with the global rush to do business with China.
• COVID-19 latest: AstraZeneca applies for approval of its COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, just as antibody tests suggest infections have jumped ninefold in Tokyo since last summer. In the U.S., the Senate passes a budget resolution as Democrats aim to quickly approve a $1.9 trillion relief bill.
• Myanmar senior leader arrest: Myanmar's new military government arrests senior politician Win Htein, a longtime aide of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, at least 133 officials or lawmakers and 14 civil society activists have been arrested since the Feb. 1 coup. that sparked nationwide protests.
• U.S. House to expel Republican congresswoman: U.S. House of Representatives votes to expel Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from two committees over messages promoting conspiracy theories.
• Navalny update: Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was sentenced on Tuesday for almost three years over alleged parole violation, is back in court today to face accusations of defamation against a World War II veteran. Meanwhile, the Russian doctor who treated Navalny after he was poisoned last summer has died suddenly at 55.
• Korean wind blowing: South Korea has unveiled a $43 billion plan to build the world's largest offshore wind farm by 2030 as part of the country's efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Ecuador votes: Ecuadorians will be picking a new president in an election Sunday that could see former President Rafael Correa make his way back to power through his protégé, candidate Andrés Arauz.
• Password needed: German authorities have seized $60 million worth of Bitcoin from a fraudster who served two years in jail, but there's one problem: They can't access the money because they don't have the password.