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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there will be
another independence referendum - saying the wishes of
the Scottish Parliament "must and will prevail".
She was addressing her party's conference this
Elsewhere, Gordon Brown has entered the debate.
The former prime minister called for the Scottish parliament to be
given more powers while balancing that with the need for continued
Here's our Scotland Editor Sarah Smith.
They won't take no for an answer. Nicola Sturgeon excited her party
conference with a defiant message, indirectly at Theresa May and her
refusal to allow a Scottish referendum. She has time to think
again, and I hope she does. If her concern is timing, then, within
reason, I am happy to have that discussion. But let the Prime
Minister be in no doubt, the will of our Parliament must and will
prevail. APPLAUSE The Tories were loved and still
allow Scotland a choice isn't really hard to fathom. They are now
terrified of the verdict of the Scottish people. Striding into the
middle of the argument today, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. I fear
for a divided Scotland. I fear for bitter acrimonious debate over
perhaps two years, maybe even four years. And I fear we are now seeing
people entrenched into extreme positions. He says he has a third
option. If new powers over agriculture and fishing, VAT rates
and the right to conclude international trade treaties were
devolved to Scotland, he thinks there would need to be a vote on
full independence. His interventions in the last Scottish referendum more
influential, but he's been accused of not delivering what was promised
them. In 2014 during the independence referendum you said if
Scotland voted No we would be living in close to what would be a federal
state, we are not, it's a broken promise. I said the federal powers I
was proposing were welfare powers, employment powers, environmental
powers, taxation power was. These powers were delivered. You said as
close to a federal state as we could be within the UK. Yes because I
think the UK now has to change, at that time I think it was impossible
to envisage big regional devolution in England, I think that's now
possible. Nicola Sturgeon will not sign off on anything less than a
vote on independence for Scotland. So we have a stand-off between the
First Minister of Scotland and the Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom, neither of them prepared to back down. So what happens now? Next
week there will be a vote in the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh and
they will certainly backed a call for another independence referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon will go ahead and make a formal request to Theresa May
for that referendum even though she knows what the answer is going to
be. Then we'll see whether or not her offer to negotiate over the date
of a referendum is taken up by the Prime Minister. Theresa May didn't
say she would block a Scottish referendum outright, she said, now
is not the time. Nicola Sturgeon wants to see when the time for
another vote might be. A man's been shot dead at Orly
international airport in France, after attempting to seize a gun
from a soldier on duty. The incident forced the airport
to close and flights be redirected. Police said the man was known
to the intelligence services. They also confirmed
he was the person who'd earlier shot and injured a police officer
during a routine traffic From Orly, our Paris correspondent
Lucy Williamson sent this report. Paris has got used to seeing
security forces everywhere. At one of the capital's most
protected sites today, an attack on As passengers queued
for early-morning flights, a 39-year-old man from Paris's
northern suburbs wrestled a female soldier to the ground
and tried to grab her weapon. Before being shot dead
by her colleagues. An eyewitness in the airport
at the time described what happened. TRANSLATION: He was holding the
soldier by the neck, and at the same When we saw that we realised it was
really serious and we ran away. Police say the suspect,
named as Ziyad B, shot at officers with a pellet gun early
this morning during a traffic check. The Paris prosecutor confirmed
he was on a criminal watch list and that intelligence services believed
he'd been radicalised. His father and brother
are now being questioned President Hollande said France's
extra security measures had TRANSLATION: Anyone who was
questioning the presence of military personnel in public
places, like the airport, must understand that
the military to reinforce our security it is essential that they
responded to the orders given by me and the government.
Tonight, the southern terminal here at Orly has reopened,
as anti-terrorist investigators begin their work.
The cordon of security that has gone up around
this country over the past two years held firm today.
But it's another reminder of the fear that still
Finance ministers from the world's leading economies have failed
to endorse free trade at their annual meeting in Germany.
The G20 group made no commitment to fighting
protectionism, when countries impose tariffs on imported goods,
after the United States refused to sign up.
Analysts say the move is unprecedented.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the second day of their
official visit to Paris, have met survivors of the Paris
Our royal correspondent, Nicholas Witchell,
Royal visits are all about the big picture and the shared experiences
And so at Les Invalides, the military hospital in Paris,
the Duke and Duchess met some of France's Second
The will to stand together then remains strong today.
On a morning when Paris was dealing with the incident at Orly airport,
William and Katherine met two people who were victims of the Paris
attacks in November 2015, when Islamist gunmen killed 130
people at the Bataclan theatre and other locations.
They spoke to a fireman, who was in the audience at the Bataclan.
Which is the hardest thing, the physical injuries
They had both been a challenge, he said.
Then they met a woman who was shot seven times that night.
How is it for you re-adjusting to everyday life?
Alongside personal encounters like these is the visit's overall
purpose, and for once, as Brexit negotiations
William and Katherine launched a programme
called "les voisins", the neighbours, emphasising
all those things from youth and sporting programmes to defence
and economic issues which bind Britain and France together.
The underlying message of a royal visit is often quite a subtle
The message of this visit is that the relationship
between Britain and France is so robust that Brexit need make
Or as the Queen herself put it, in a message William read
to a dinner at the British Embassy last night,
"The ties which have stood the test of time will continue to prosper."
It's the final day of Rugby's Six Nations championship,
and England have the chance to enter the history books, facing Ireland
Victory would secure England back-to-back Grand Slams
and would also mark their 19th successive Test win,
It's currently approaching half-time at the Aviva Stadium and Ireland
have their noses in front leading by 10-3 thanks to this try scored by
Iain Henderson. And earlier Scotland beat Italy
29-0 at Murrayfield. Tommy Seymour scored the last
of their four tries, as Scotland finished
the Championship with a convincing win that gives them a chance
of finishing second There was a dramatic finale
in Paris, as France beat Wales 20-18, after scoring a converted try
in the 20th minute of overtime. Arsenal have suffered another defeat
in a Premier League. The North Londoners lost 3-1 away to West
Bromwich Albion. The match saw a fly-past by planes showing banners
both for and against manager Arsene Wenger.
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