Sydney pub sparks anger over ‘keep calm and slap a bitch’ NRL promotion

Coopers hotel in Newtown apologises after being accused of making light of domestic violence in promoting rugby league coverage

The manager of a Sydney pub has apologised for a social media post that told its customers to “keep calm and slap a bitch” while watching the NRL finals.

The Coopers hotel in Newtown has been widely criticised by patrons and locals for making light of domestic violence – especially after statistics showed domestic assaults surged by 40% on State of Origin nights.

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‘Batshit crazy’: Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate US ambassador

Proposal by Vladimir Putin that the US allow Russia to question Michael McFaul met by outrage in Washington

The White House has declined to rule out accepting a Russian proposal for the questioning in the United States of Americans, including former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, sought by the Kremlin for “illegal activities”.

The proposal arose at Monday’s summit between the US president Donald Trump and the Russian president Vladimir Putin, and any decision by Washington to assist with an adversary’s prosecution of former government employees overseas would be a stunning shift in US policy, especially as it could violate the international legal principle of diplomatic immunity.

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