Sarkozy announces French presidential bid
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is running for next year's presidential election. His bid for a second term, after a first term in 2007-2012, is announced in a book to be published Thursday, which was distributed to media on Monday. He said he would focus on five "challenges": truth, identity, competitiveness, authority and freedom. He will first have to win a primary election in November to get his party's endorsement.