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Loop Breakfast Bites is a round-up of the top international stories making news.

Cash-strapped Venezuela a major funder of Trump inauguration


President Nicolas Maduro may be struggling to feed Venezuela but his socialist administration still managed to make a $500,000 donation to Donald Trump's inauguration, records released Wednesday show.


Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia


Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday banned the Jehovah's Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group.


Investigation launched into alleged assassination plot against Guyana's President


Guyanese police are investigating a possible plot to assassinate President David Granger.


Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed


Paris police say a gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district.


China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft


China on Thursday launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station, marking further progress in the ambitious Chinese space program.