Longawaited video service expected from Apple on Monday

Apple is expected to announce Monday that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.It’s a long-awaited attempt from the iPhone maker, several years after Netflix turned “binge watching” into a worldwide phenomenon.The new video service is expected to have original TV and movies that reportedly cost Apple more than $1 billion — far less than Netflix and HBO spend every year.Also expected is a news subscription service.The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline. The company is pushing digital subscriptions as it searches for new profit growth.Michael Liedtke And Tali Arbel, The Associated Press read more

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Kosovo UN envoy condemns latest round of bomb attacks on parked cars

Steven Schook, the Secretary-General’s Principal Deputy Special Representative, issued a statement today in the provincial capital, Pristina, following the attacks in Gjilan/Gnjilane and Ferizaj/Uroševac on Friday and Saturday nights.He said the two explosions were the apparent result of bombs placed under parked vehicles. While the vehicles were badly damaged, and several nearby vehicles were also damaged, no one was injured.Mr. Schook said “this kind of violence goes against what the people of Kosovo want and are working toward at this important time in the status process. Violence has no place in a Kosovo committed to democracy and the rule of law.”Earlier on Friday, an explosive attack damaged the private car of Kosovo’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Fatmir Rexhepi, while it was parked outside his apartment in Gjilan/Gnjilane. read more

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