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Some 55 per cent of Scottish voters chose "no" in a binding 2014 referendum asking whether the nation should be independent, but a clause behind that vote stipulated that Edinburgh could call a second vote if Scotland's circumstances - such as its European Union status - changed.
The SNP leader said the independence ballot would take place between autumn 2018 and spring 2019 and would involve a simple "yes" or "no" option.
He also urged the Government to give an "immediate" cast iron guarantee to the 3.3 million European Union citizens living here.
Ms Sturgeon issued a direct challenge to the Conservatives, asking: "If on Wednesday next week this parliament votes for an independence referendum to give the people of Scotland a choice over their own future, will the Conservatives respect the will of this parliament or are the Conservatives running scared?"
"Over the past few months we have worked hard, really hard, to try and find agreement, the Prime Minister and her government have been given every opportunity to compromise", she said.
Scotland voted by 55% to 45% to remain in the United Kingdom in a referendum in September 2014 - but Ms Sturgeon says a second vote is needed to allow the country to choose what path to take following last year's Brexit vote.
The prime minister added: "My message is clear - now is not the time".
"I will continue to stand up for Scotland's interests during the process of Brexit negotiations", she said. Sturgeon responded by calling any attempt by May to block the vote a "disastrous move" and pledged to move forward with the idea.
Her Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, has tweeted that holding a referendum before Brexit would be "not fair and can't be agreed". "We will vote against any request for a Section 30 next week".
During an interview in 2012, Mr Barroso said: "For European Union purposes, from a legal point of view, it is certainly a new state". There was no immediate response from British Prime Minister Theresa May's office.
Ms Sturgeon said that she had sought compromise with May's government, but had been met with a "brick wall of intransigence".
"It is just as important that we do not leave it [the referendum] too late to choose a different path in a timely way", the Scottish first minister said.
Ms Sturgeon has been seeking a deal that will allow Scotland to stay in the European single market and customs union.
"I am not turning my back on further discussions should the United Kingdom government change its mind", she said.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks to reporters at a news conference on January 24 in Sacramento. The judge was supported by an appeals court, forcing the Trump administration to redraft the order.
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Last year, he also posted a career-high.926 save percentage, just to see that number creep down to.911 this season. Tampa Bay will retain 20 percent of Bishop's salary, according to the Kings' official team site.
That said, Trump insists he will make Mexico pay for the construction, something the Mexican government says won't happen. Smaller companies also are on the list, and, according to The Hill , 20 are owned by Hispanic Americans.
He wonders if this suggests that something, perhaps solar winds are coming off the sun faster than the comet was moving. The answers to these questions can be obtained only through in-situ measurements of the solar wind down in the corona.
While the show received largely positive reviews, mostly for its acting rather than storylines, the rating just weren't there. Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox's new show Doubt has been pulled from the CBS schedule after only airing two episodes.
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Avian Influenza Outbreak Poses Low Risk to People — CDC
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San Francisco 49ers rumors: Mike Glennon not coming
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India hoists the tallest national fag at Attari border
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Syrian Kurds call for buffer with Turkish forces
The views expressed in these articles are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Mint Press News editorial policy. He also said the Russian move in the area didnít affect USA forces and the coalition run training camps near Manbij.
Asia stocks reverse as Wall St retreats from record high
Most analysts now expect the Fed to push rates higher by another 0.25 per cent in March, following the hike in December. Not this year, for sure, with the European Central Bank set to maintain its monetary stimulus programme.
Chiefs officially release Jamaal Charles
Charles was the entire Chiefs offense for a long period of time and it will be sad to see him donning a new uniform next season. Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Chiefs are working to make Berry the highest-paid safety in the NFL .
YouTube launches streaming TV service
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Pediatricians warn about dangers of pot use by kids
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