French far-right party National Rally has launched its campaign for the European Parliament election. During a speech in Paris, party leader Marine Le Pen urged voters to seize the May 26 vote as a chance to “beat” French President Emmanuel Macron after weeks of anti-government protests. She said of hoped-for wins by nationalist movements in EU member nations: “The moment of the big political changeover has come.” The head of Scotland’s government is referring herself to a watchdog panel because she spoke to a former mentor after sexual harassment
allegations were made against him. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she met Alex Salmond three times and spoke to him on the phone twice after two women brought allegations against him to the Scottish Government a year ago. Sturgeon
says she’s acted appropriately but “the fact remains that at the centre of this issue are two women whose complaints could not be swept under the carpet”. A police investigation continues.