>Trump to fund reelection?
US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would put his own money into his reelection campaign if necessary, though downplaying the need for it currently.
"If we needed any more, I would put it up personally, like I did in the primaries last time," Trump told reporters, referring to his 2016 campaign. "If I have to, I would, but we're doing very well," he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump discussed spending up to $100 million of his own money on his 2020 campaign, a Bloomberg report said.
Trump's campaign had a huge financial edge over Democratic nominee Joe Biden five months ago but that advantage has evaporated as the two are entering the final two-month stretch of the 2020 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Monday.
The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have spent $800 million on the president's reelection effort.
>Queen opens estate as cinema
Britain's Queen Elizabeth will open up one of her private estates to the public for a drive-through movie night.
On Sept 25, members of the public will be able to drive onto Sandringham Estate for a socially distanced cinema experience.
Tickets cost ￡32.5 for a series of films beginning with "1917" and including "Rocketman", "Toy Story", "The Greatest Showman" and "A Star Is Born".
An advert for the event listed online reads: "Enjoy your favorite movie from the comfort of your car in the wonderful setting of Sandringham Country Park. We have selected some great street food vendors to join us at each performance. Upgrade your ticket for just ￡7.50 to add a deckchair, table, popcorn and separate area to the side of your vehicle."
Sandringham was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1892 and is now privately owned by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
It is unlikely that film-enthusiasts will bump into the Queen, who is currently at Balmoral. She is not expected to return to Sandringham until Christmas.
>Scientific station on the moon
China plans to establish a scientific station on the moon and has started preparatory research, according to a key figure in the country's lunar exploration program.
"The next steps in our lunar exploration endeavor will be challenging and demanding as we aim to set up a scientific outpost on the moon's south pole. In the near future, we will also send our astronauts to land on the moon," said Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's lunar exploration program and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, on Tuesday.
He is now working on the planning and feasibility research for the proposed station and the lunar program's fourth step.
In China's most recent lunar mission, the Chang'e 4 robotic probe, which consists of an unmovable lander and a rover named Yutu 2, was lifted atop a Long March 3B carrier rocket in December 2018 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China’s Sichuan province, marking the country's fourth lunar exploration and the world's first expedition to the far side of the moon.
The probe made a soft landing on the far side on Jan 3, 2019, and then released Yutu 2 to roam and survey the landing site in the South Pole-Aitken basin.
So far, the lander and rover have operated for more than 610 days. Yutu 2 has traveled about 520 meters on the lunar soil.
>Solemn marriage registration urged
China will roll out tutoring courses for young couples planning to tie the knot, according to a guideline released on Tuesday.
This is part of a broader effort by central authorities to enhance "marital happiness" and help build a marital relationship that is "equal, harmonious and civilized", according to the guideline, released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and All-China Women's Federation.
The guideline said the premarital tutoring is geared toward preventing family disputes and helping prepare couples for married life.
Authorities are asked to hold ceremonies to issue marriage certificates and for couples taking vows, as part of an effort to educate newlyweds about their responsibilities, the document said.
They shall also explore effective means to intervene in faltering relationships and provide support during the "cooling-off period" before a divorce is formally granted, it said.
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