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Surge in downloads crashes Catalonia's new COVID pass

The Spanish region of Catalonia postponed the introduction of mandatory COVID passes at bars, restaurants and gyms on Friday after thousands of people attempted to download the certificate from a local government website and crashed the system.

Spanish metalworkers to end strike after reaching pay deal

CADIZ, Spain (Reuters) -Metalworkers unions in the southern Spanish city of Cadiz reached a preliminary pay deal with employers late on Wednesday, ending a nine-day strike involving some 20,000 workers that produced tense confrontations with police.