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Russia Blames Obama for Trump Failures in White House - Newsweek

Russia announced Friday it plans to retaliate against the latest U.S. diplomatic attack that saw Moscow forced to shutter assets in three major U.S. cities. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told students that the White House on Thursday had given Moscow ...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 »

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 »

Russia lashes out after Trump orders diplomatic posts closed - PBS NewsHour

MOSCOW — Russia accused the United States on Friday of a “gross violation of international law” after the Trump administration gave Moscow two days to shutter diplomatic outposts in San Francisco and other American cities. As Russian diplomats rushed ...and more »

America's Tit-for-Tat With Russia Is Adding Up - The Atlantic

It's become almost a cliché to invoke the Cold War in the context of current U.S.-Russia relations, but the ongoing tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic facilities resemble that era not just in the tensions, but in the tactics ...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 »

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 »

Where There's Smoke, There's a Conspiracy Theory at a Russian Consulate - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Amid rare extreme heat in San Francisco, it was unusual to see black smoke billowing from a chimney on Friday — not to mention that it was coming from the Russian Consulate, the day after the Trump administration ordered it closed.and more »

US retaliates against Russia, orders closure of consulate, annexes - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and buildings in Washington and New York that house trade missions, the State Department said on Thursday, in retaliation for Moscow cutting the U.S. ...and more »

US Shutters Russia's San Francisco Consulate in Retaliation -

WASHINGTON — The United States is retaliating against Russia by forcing closure of its consulate in San Francisco and scaling back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York. The State Department said Thursday that the move is in response to ...and more »