Knifeman arrested after storming Eiffel Tower in bid to 'kill a soldier'

US and China pressure North Korea after sanctions vote

PARIS (AP) - A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for an attempted terrorist attack after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday.

The man, who is aged around 19 and has a history of psychological problems, forced his way past security guards and then shouted, "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great"), a legal source told AFP.

The incident was initially treated as a criminal matter, but was later designated a counter-terrorism case because of the suspect's statements to police and his apparent radicalisation, the source said.

The man was quickly overcome and arrested, and there were no injuries, the company said.

Man arrested over British model kidnapped in Italy
Police have arrested a 30-year-old Polish man - believed to be resident in the United Kingdom - in connection with the kidnapping. The model, who has not been named, was assaulted, drugged, handcuffed and stuck in a travel bag, police said in a statement.

Under questioning, the suspect stated that he wanted to attack a soldier and that a member of the Islamic State extremist organisation had encouraged him to act, according to a source close to the investigation.

The tower reopened on Sunday morning as usual at 09:00 am (0700 GMT).

No one was injured and the tower was evacuated at 11:30 p.m., about half an hour before the tower stops admitting visitors.

The intruder was wearing a Paris Saint-Germain football shirt.

Mike Pence reassures Baltic states over Russian Federation 'threat'
Trump is expected to sign financial sanctions against Russia passed by Congress, and global observers are watching to see how Russian President Vladimir Putin will respond.

France has remained in a state of emergency since the execution of several attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 in the capital of the country, which left more than 130 dead.

A screen near the bottom of the tower displayed a message welcoming Brazilian star Neymar to the club.

Since the first wave of terror attacks in January 2015, 239 people have been killed.

Rory McIlroy sacks long-time caddie JP Fitzgerald
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