May accused Sturgeon's Scottish National Party of political "tunnel vision" and called the referendum "deeply regrettable".
With British prime minister Theresa May looking likely to trigger divorce proceedings this week, Sturgeon said she had to act to "make sure that Scotland will have a choice at the end of this process".
"Instead of playing politics with the future of our country the Scottish government should focus on delivering good government and public services to the people of Scotland".
The Scottish First Minister said she would obtain the approval of MSPs at Holyrood next week before requesting a Section 30 order from the Government, which is required for a fresh and legally binding referendum to take place.
In the 2014 independence vote Scotland voted to remain by 55% to 45%.
Scotland voted by 62 per cent to stay in the the European Union while the United Kingdom as a whole voted out. Sturgeon said that any attempt to prevent Scotland from having another vote would be "tantamount to the United Kingdom government, having sunk the ship with the Brexit vote, trying to puncture Scotland's lifeboat as well".
Every local authority area in Scotland voted to stay in the European Union at last June's European Union referendum, but the country still faces the prospect of Brexit. "There's an implicit suggestion in the timing of the referendum demand that somehow by having a referendum and by voting for independence you can stop Scotland leaving the European Union; that's absurd".
Rutte and Wilders clash on EU ahead of Dutch vote The Netherlands goes to the polls on Wednesday to elect 150 members for the lower house of parliament and a new government. Up to 13 million Dutch people took to the polls today to have their say in the momentous Dutch election 2017.
London's conservative government has expressed reservations, but not officially responded to prior suggestions of a new vote by Sturgeon's pro-independence movement.
While she added "the option of "no change" is no longer available", she insisted Scots could " still decide the nature of change".
There's still an opportunity to take a step back as it hasn't landed well in Scotland.
"Brexit has made change inevitable", Sturgeon said.
Opposition parties have said they are opposed to a second vote, while the Uk Government has said it would be "divisive" and would lead to "huge economic uncertainty".
Sterling rose after Sturgeon said the earliest date for a new Scottish independence referendum was in the autumn of next year.
Jones played in a 3-4 defense with the Packers as an outside linebacker, but will play defensive end in a 4-3 with the Vikings. Elliott is the only Packers player to post a double-digit tackle total on special teams in each of the last three seasons.
They leave with one more banner in the rafters and every UConn fan should be proud of the way those three represented the school. The Bearcats have now won eight of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread during that same span.
According to AFP , the data breach compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts which is in one of the largest cyberattacks in history. Alexsey Belan, who is on America's list of most-wanted cyber criminals, was also named in the indictment .
At the time that Project Exile was launched, Richmond had one of the highest five murder per capita rates in the nation. Both attorneys were appointed by President Obama. "We didn't talk about the campaign", he said.
Luckily for the two women a Brevard County sheriff was right there to pull them to safely as the cruise ship bore down on them. The women were identified as Skylar Penpasuglia, 19, and Allison Garrett, 20, both from Princeton, West Virginia.
Even though it may be the third in the Despicable Me trilogy, Illumination has expressed no interest in ending the franchise. When he learns his brother is more successful, handsome and diabolical than he is, Gru is overtaken with jealousy.
This isn't the first time that the segment has been featured in primetime over the years. Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update is making the move to primetime.
Dawe To Start As England U20 Target Grand Slam
Finally, you can now call yourself the best team in Europe. "Last year we were nervous and I expect us to be nervous this year". Jones' oft-stated ultimate goal with England , however, is to win the 2019 World Cup in Japan and dethrone the All Blacks.
Bathroom bill tentatively passes Senate floor
The Senate passed Senate Bill 6 today by a vote of 21-10, the same total as a vote taken Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News reports. Nan Orrock, a democrat and the only "no" vote on the committee, doesn't believe the bill is really about sanctuary campuses.
California Joins Lawsuit Against Trump's Revised Travel Ban
The new executive order will ban travel from six countries , instead of seven, and it will no longer affect current visa holders. According to the NY Times, more than 130 foreign policy experts signed a letter denouncing the president's revised travel ban.
Hundreds of flights cancelled in Berlin Airports strike
The airport authorities are alerting people to re-check the current status of the flight before reaching the airport. This is the second time that the staff at the two airports have gone on strike in just a span of four days.
Federal Reserve expected to raise interest rates
If you have a credit card or savings account, want to buy a home or a auto , and invest in stocks or bonds , pay attention. While there are many investors that agree with Cramer that a rate hike is needed, he warned to be ready for a sell-off.
10 inches of snow possible as lake-effect system moves in
Monday in the northern suburbs had dropped 8.5 inches in Waukegan by early Tuesday, NWS meteorologist Casey Sullivan said. Since the first of the year, what rare flurries the city has seen have added up to less than an inch of snow.
Iraqi Forces Advance Deeper In Mosul, Commander Says
No more than 2,500 jihadists are believed remaining in Mosul and Tal Afar, according to a United States defense official. The militant group has lost more than 60 percent of the territory its once held in Iraq, McGurk said Sunday.