Compiled by MONITOR JOHN McCain became the Republican front runner while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were almost tied after the Super Tuesday primaries for the 2008 Presidential contest.

Concern continued over NATO's progress in Afghanistan while the US criticised some European members for reluctance to provide more troops. Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell reported a record year in 2007 but BP's profits fell with the prospect of 5'000 job losses.
Microsoft launched a $45bn bid for Yahoo! in order to gain a larger share of the online advertising market currently dominated by Google.
Bulletin Headlines of the Week
SUNDAY/MONDAY: Battle To Save Animal refuge (The Centro Canino animal refuge was once again facing closure by the Palma city council).
TUESDAY: Palma Metro Moving (Repair work to the metro system was on schedule despite allegations by the Partido Popular that it was being delayed).
WEDNESDAY: Double Blow For Spanish Economy (Housing demand had fallen and inflation was rising.) THURSDAY: 4'000 Kilos Of Hashish Seized In Majorca (The Guardia Civil arrested 14 suspects in Santa Ponsa and Alcudia). FRIDAY: Palma Council Remains Firm, Refuge Defiant (The Council had given notice that Dogs at Centro Canino would be removed on February 14). SATURDAY: Adopt A Pet, Says Council (The advice came from the Mayor of Palma, Aina Calvo).