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Ravi Ravindranathan and his wife enter the Russian Consulate in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood Thursday, August 31, 2017 to retrieve their passports after notice of the consulate's order to vacate by the United States. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Many left in limbo after feds order closure of Russian consulate in SF

Many Russian and U.S. citizens were left in limbo Thursday morning following…

 

President-elect Donald Trump answers a question during a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at Trump Tower in New York City, N.Y. (Gary Hershorn/Zuma Press/TNS)

Trump alleges leaks by US spy agencies, something ‘Nazi Germany would have done’

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump amplified his already heated war with the…

 

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Russian tech expert named in report says no one asked him about hacking accusations

WASHINGTON — A Russian venture capitalist and tech expert whose name and…

 

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers, right, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about cyber threats to the United States and fielded questions about effects of Russian government hacking on the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill Jan. 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers, right, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about cyber threats to the United States and fielded questions about effects of Russian government hacking on the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill Jan. 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral on Wednesday in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral on Wednesday in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
This photo released on the official Facebook page of Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad casting his ballot in the parliamentary elections, as his wife Asma, left, stands next to him, in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday. (Syrian Presidency via AP)

Syrian official rules out Assad departure ahead of talks

DAMASCUS, Syria — A top Syrian official urged the opposition to let…

This photo released on the official Facebook page of Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad casting his ballot in the parliamentary elections, as his wife Asma, left, stands next to him, in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday. (Syrian Presidency via AP)
Speaking Thursday at a media forum in St.Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected links to offshore accounts, calling the leaks part of Western efforts to weaken Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)

Putin says Panama Papers part of US plot to weaken Russia

ST.PETERSBURG, Russia — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied having any links…

Speaking Thursday at a media forum in St.Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected links to offshore accounts, calling the leaks part of Western efforts to weaken Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)
In this photo provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, a Russian pilot prepares for take off at Hemeimeem air base in Syria on Tuesday. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Moscow’s drawdown in Syria sends a strong message to Assad

BEIRUT — Russia's plan to withdraw forces from Syria is sending a…

In this photo provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, a Russian pilot prepares for take off at Hemeimeem air base in Syria on Tuesday. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, shakes hand with Syrian President Bashar Assad as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, looks on in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik,  Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Putin orders start of Russian military pullout from Syria

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to withdraw most…

In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, shakes hand with Syrian President Bashar Assad as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, looks on in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik,  Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
A Syrian shopkeeper waits for customers next to paintings of of President Bashar Assad, and Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, center, at the popular Souk Tawil old market in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Russian leader pushes Syria truce deal amid skepticism

BEIRUT — Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Wednesday with key players in…

A Syrian shopkeeper waits for customers next to paintings of of President Bashar Assad, and Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, center, at the popular Souk Tawil old market in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, gestures while being interviewed in Damascus, Syria, by a journalist with Spanish El Pais newspaper published Sunday.  (Syrian Presidency/El Pais video via AP)

US, Russia agree on Syria cease-fire plan; questions remain

DAMASCUS, Syria — The United States and Russia have agreed on a…

Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, gestures while being interviewed in Damascus, Syria, by a journalist with Spanish El Pais newspaper published Sunday.  (Syrian Presidency/El Pais video via AP)
A convoy of humanitarian aid waits in front of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency offices before making their way into the government besieged rebel-held towns of Madaya, al-Zabadani and al-Moadhamiya in the Damascus countryside, as part of a U.N.-sponsored aid operation, in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

German leader renews call for Syria no-fly zone

DAMASCUS, Syria — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her proposal…

A convoy of humanitarian aid waits in front of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency offices before making their way into the government besieged rebel-held towns of Madaya, al-Zabadani and al-Moadhamiya in the Damascus countryside, as part of a U.N.-sponsored aid operation, in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)
This image taken from video provided by the Syrian activist-based media group Maara Media Center, which has-been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Syrian Civil Defense rescuers running from the site of a second explosion near a hospital run by an international medical charity, also known by its French acronym MSF in Maaret al-Numan, Idlib, Syria, on Monday. (Maara Media Center,via AP Video)

Russia presses air blitz in Syria to dictate peace terms

MOSCOW — Moscow joined the fight in Syria to return to relevance…

This image taken from video provided by the Syrian activist-based media group Maara Media Center, which has-been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Syrian Civil Defense rescuers running from the site of a second explosion near a hospital run by an international medical charity, also known by its French acronym MSF in Maaret al-Numan, Idlib, Syria, on Monday. (Maara Media Center,via AP Video)
The fighting around Syria's largest city of Aleppo has brought government forces closer to the Turkish border than at any point in recent years, routing rebels from key areas and creating a humanitarian disaster as tens of thousands of people flee. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)

Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces on Saturday captured another village near Aleppo,…

The fighting around Syria's largest city of Aleppo has brought government forces closer to the Turkish border than at any point in recent years, routing rebels from key areas and creating a humanitarian disaster as tens of thousands of people flee. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a street that was hit by shelling, in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA)

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now

MUNICH — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S.…

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a street that was hit by shelling, in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA)
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Putin praises Donald Trump as ‘bright and talented’

MOSCOW — In Vladimir Putin's view, Donald Trump is "bright and talented."…

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
This image posted online Sunday by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, shows smoke rising in the aftermath of an airstrike that targeted areas in Raqqa, Syria. (militant photo via AP)

Syria: 3 troops killed by US-led strikes; US blames Russia

BEIRUT — Syria on Monday accused the U.S.-led coalition of bombing an…

This image posted online Sunday by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, shows smoke rising in the aftermath of an airstrike that targeted areas in Raqqa, Syria. (militant photo via AP)
Turkish and Russian military officers, rear, salute as a Turkish honour guard carry the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov into a Russian Air Force transport plane at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (Turkish Military, via AP)

Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over warplane downing

BRUSSELS — Turkey won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane…

Turkish and Russian military officers, rear, salute as a Turkish honour guard carry the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov into a Russian Air Force transport plane at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (Turkish Military, via AP)
President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and…

President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer, Presidential Press Service, Pool )

Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

MOSCOW — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer, Presidential Press Service, Pool )