A portrait of Cottbus, the German town that stopped accepting refugees
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A portrait of Cottbus, the German town that stopped accepting refugees

The Local spent two days in the eastern town of Cottbus, meeting international students and locals to get a sense for a city made famous by its decision in January to stop taking in refugees.

Far-right distribute tear gas on streets as tensions in Cottbus remain high

Far-right distribute tear gas on streets as tensions in Cottbus remain high

Teen refugee banished from east German town after knife attack

Teen refugee banished from east German town after knife attack

Lightning strikes at least twice in Cottbus

Lightning strikes at least twice in Cottbus

Cottbus chamber of commerce head resigns after Stasi allegations

Cottbus chamber of commerce head resigns after Stasi allegations

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

Dog that killed baby will not be put down

Dog that killed baby will not be put down

Baby dies after being bitten by family dog

Baby dies after being bitten by family dog

Cottbus offers fans refund after thrashing by Schalke

Cottbus offers fans refund after thrashing by Schalke

Water buffalo move into soggy Brandenburg

Water buffalo move into soggy Brandenburg