• The parents of Charlie Gard, the chronically ill British infant whose plight drew attention from Pope Francis and President Trump, abandoned efforts to artificially prolong his life.
Doctors had reached consensus that there was no realistic chance of saving him.
“We will have to live with what-ifs, which will haunt us for the rest of our lives,” said his mother, Connie Yates, at an emotional court hearing.
• As president of Poland, Andrzej Duda has been a reliable proponent for his Law and Justice party’s nationalist initiatives. But on Monday, after Mr. Duda vetoed two bills aimed at placing Polish courts firmly under political control, there was open talk of friction in the party.
“It seems that the reality inside the ruling camp is more complex than we might think,” a political analyst told the Polish Press Agency.
Beata Szydlo, the prime minister, defended the legislation and insisted the party would not give up.
• England is in the midst of a unique national experiment: the world’s most ambitious effort to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses.
The initiative offers virtually open-ended talk therapy free of charge.
The goal is to eventually create a system of primary care for mental health for all of Britain.
• As global warming reduces sea ice in the Arctic, more ships — cargo carriers as well as cruise ships — will be sailing through far-northern waters.
But some are beginning to realize that there is no infrastructure for emergency response, so in a disaster, other commercial ships in the area would be the only recourse. A rescue could take days.
“It’s what keeps us up at night,” a maritime response expert said.
• Uber’s best hope to reboot its damaged reputation is Bozoma Saint John, above, a marketing star who’s worked with Beyoncé, Apple and Spike Lee.
• Alphabet, Google’s parent company, brushed off a $2.7 billion fine by the European Commission in its quarterly earnings. But it represents a continuing regulatory threat. Alphabet’s net income fell 28 percent, to $3.52 billion. If the fine were excluded, net income rose 28 percent.
• Greece, long Europe’s economic problem child, is trying to prove that it has made progress by announcing plans to sell debt.
• The dress code debate continues, with comments from readers.
• Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
In the News
• In Istanbul, 17 employees of the last prominent independent newspaper in Turkey went on trial, accused of aiding terrorist organizations. The trial comes ahead of a Turkey-E.U. meeting today in Brussels. [The New York Times]
• Senate Republican leaders are barreling toward a vote today to begin debate on repealing the health law. Senator John McCain will return for the vote, less than a week after announcing he has brain cancer. [The New York Times]
• Sweden’s prime minister said an outsourcing deal exposed the country to risks from potential leaks of sensitive material. [Reuters]
• In Rome, residents face the possibility of water rationing amid a severe heat wave. [The Guardian]
• Jordanian video of a gunfight that left three American soldiers dead in November shows a deliberate attack. [The New York Times]
• A South African girl with H.I.V. has been found free of the virus for a long period after a high dose of treatment early in life. [The New York Times]
• The Swiss police were searching for a man who injured five people with a chain saw in Schaffhausen. [The New York Times]
• Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and noted atheist, criticized a public radio station in Berkeley, Calif., for canceling a discussion with him because of his past comments on Islam. [The New York Times]
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• Andrew Scott’s portrayal in a London production of “Hamlet,” above, almost banishes other performances from memory, our visiting critic writes.
• The director Barrie Kosky once banned Wagner from his Berlin opera house. Now he’s confronting his most nationalistic work — as the first Jewish director in the Bayreuth Festival’s 141-year history.
• On “Game of Thrones,” dark reunions and strange connections. Here’s our recap of the latest episode, and (spoilers!) a Q.&.A. with two characters who had a tender moment.
• “The Big Sick,” says our culture reporter Sopan Deb, aptly reflects the world he grew up in as an Indian-American.
Long before a Masters champion first put on a green jacket, young men in London were competing to wear Doggett’s Coat and Badge, an athletic honor that will be awarded today for the 302nd time.
The coat is red, above, and the badge is large and silver. Under the will of Thomas Doggett, an actor, they go to the fastest young waterman in an annual race along the River Thames.
Watermen were the taxi drivers of Doggett’s time, rowing passenger boats that were often the quickest way around a city that until 1750 had only one bridge. As today’s London taxis fight Uber, watermen fought horse-drawn cabs in a long, losing battle. In 1622, one waterman put his complaints into verse:
Against the ground we stand and knock our heels,
Whilst all our profit runs away on wheels.
By 1873, watermen were rare enough that Doggett’s race had to be made easier, using light skiffs rowed with the tide, rather than four-passenger wherries rowed against it.
But it has gone on, pausing only for World War II. (Races were held later to pick the missing winners.) A Times reporter covered the 2012 edition.
This year’s race is being livestreamed starting at 10:30 a.m. U.T.C.
Peter Robins contributed reporting.
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