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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Updated at 5:36 p.m. ET. 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 ...and more »

US retaliates against Russia by forcing diplomatic closures - Politico

The State Department is forcing the Russian government to vacate three diplomatic compounds in the U.S. by this Saturday — retribution for the Kremlin's order that the U.S. reduce its staff in Russia by more than 750 people. In a sharply worded ...and more »

Smoke seen pouring from Russian consulate in San Francisco - CBC.ca

Acrid, black smoke has been seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure amid escalating tensions between the United States and Russia. Firefighters who arrived at the ...and more »

US seizes control of Russian diplomatic posts - The Hindu

The United States seized control of three Russian diplomatic posts in the U.S. on Sunday after confirming the Russians had complied with the Trump administration's order to get out within two days, officials said. As the Kremlin cried foul, accusing ...and more »