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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 »

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 »

US seizes control of Russian posts as diplomatic row deepens - The Times of Israel

Members of the US State Department Police are seen inside the compound of the Trade Representation building of the Russian Federation on September 2, 2017 in Washington DC. (AFP/Eric BARADAT). WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States seized control ...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 »

Russia releases videos of alleged 'illegal actions' by US at its diplomatic posts - ABC News

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs blasted America's seizure of three Russian diplomatic posts on Sunday, calling the actions an "outrageous move" that the country treats as "a blatantly hostile act," while releasing videos of what it is calling ...and more »

US orders closing of Russian consulate in San Francisco - CBC.ca

In an escalating tit-for-tat, on Thursday the U.S. forced Russia to shutter its consulate in San Francisco and scale back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York, as relations between the two former Cold War foes continued to unravel. The ...and more »

In ongoing tit for tat, Russia protests 'illegitimate' search of its closed Washington compound - ABC News

Russia has summoned the top U.S. envoy in Moscow to issue a note of protest regarding an “illegitimate” search that officials there allege the U.S. plans at the country's diplomatic facility in Washington, which is set to be shuttered today. Interested ...and more »

Russia condemns US 'plans' to search Washington trade mission - BBC News

Russia's foreign ministry has summoned a top US diplomat in Moscow to protest against a search it says American officials are planning of a Russian trade mission building in Washington. It said the inspection would be "illegal" and an "unprecedented ...and more »

Russia says US threatened to break into trade mission - The Guardian

An official at the Russian consulate in San Francisco tells firemen there is no problem after smoke was seen coming from the rooftop. Russia's trade mission in Washington also had a fire. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP. Russia's foreign ministry has ...and more »