The Co-op has a proud history, but after the resignation of its chairman, the Paul Flowers affair and the proposed financial rescue by US hedge funds, Channel 4 News looks at what the future holds.
With just hours before the US hits its debt ceiling, there is concern that a default by the world's biggest economy could trigger a financial crisis across the globe.
Russia says it is working on a "concrete plan" that would see Syria's chemical weapons dismantled. How might this be achieved and what are the obstacles?
Extreme violence at the weekend in which 83 died, calls for a mass march and now a meeting between the ousted former president and a key EU figure - what is happening in Egypt and what is next?
It is meant to make work pay, but a new report says universal credit could mean that some families with children end up with less money in their pockets.
Ed Miliband calls for an "historic" shake-up in Labour's relationship with the trade unions. What is he hoping to achieve and where does the public stand?
Mark Carney, the incoming governor of the Bank of England, is widely praised. So how good a job has he done in his five years in charge of Canada's central bank?
Five years after the financial crisis, a parliamentary commission is recommending that bankers guilty of "reckless misconduct " could be jailed. What has happened across the world since then?
As leaders of some of the world's biggest economies head to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, David Cameron has put tax at the top of the agenda.