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Smoke seen billowing from Russia consulate Trump ordered closed - The Hill (blog)

Smoke was seen Friday pouring from a chimney on the roof of the Russian consulate in San Fransisco that President Trump ordered closed by Saturday. The Trump administration on Thursday ordered Russia to close the consulate — and annexes in Washington ...and more »

Trump administration orders three Russian diplomatic facilities in US closed - Washington Post

The Trump administration has ordered three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States closed following the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia, the State Department said Thursday. Last month, Russia demanded that the U.S. diplomatic ...and more »

In Retaliation, US Orders Russia to Close Consulate in San Francisco - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration ordered Russia on Thursday to close its consulate in San Francisco and two diplomatic annexes, in New York and Washington, in a carefully calculated riposte to Russia's order that the United States cut its ...and more »

Workers clear out of Russian consulate in San Francisco - The Seattle Times

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco and workers began hauling boxes out of the stately building in a historic area of the city Friday, a day after the Trump administration ...and more »

US to Shut 3 Russia Diplomatic Sites But Expel No Staffers - Bloomberg

Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter. The Trump administration directed Russia to close three buildings in the U.S. but declined to expel any diplomats in retaliation for the Kremlin's ...and more »

Everything you need to know about the score-settling tug of war over US-Russia diplomats - National Post

MOSCOW — A diplomatic tug of war between Moscow and Washington escalated this week when the United States ordered Russia to shut its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and New York. The score-settling that started in December is ...and more »

How the diplomatic fight between Russia and US unfolded - Washington Post

Lately, relations between the United States and Russia have seemed to take a page from Hammurabi: an eye for an eye, a consulate for a consulate. Since December, the two countries have been engaged in an increasingly heated diplomatic tit-for-tat. Last ...and more »

US security services to search Russian consulate in San Francisco on Saturday – Moscow - RT

Russia's foreign ministry has said US security services intend to conduct searches in the building of the Russian consulate in San Francisco on September 2. "Alongside the yet another raid on expensive objects of Russian state property, which [the US ...and more »

Russia-US relations set to worsen after consulate closure - RFI

Relations between Russia and the United States reached a new low on Friday after Washington ordered the closure of Moscow's San Francisco consulate and two other facilities. The retaliatory US move came on the day Russia had set as a deadline for ...and more »

Trump orders Russia to shutter San Francisco consulate, two annexes - The Hill

The Trump administration is ordering Russia to shutter a consulate in San Francisco as well as annexes in Washington and New York, the State Department announced Thursday. According to State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, the move was ...and more »