Let $ X = \mathbb R^3 \setminus A$, where $A$ is a circle. I'd like to calculate $\pi_1(X)$, using van Kampen. I don't know how to approach this at all - I can't see an open/NDR pair $C,D$ such that $X = C \cup D$ and $C \cap D$ is path connected on which to use van Kampen.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks