Bush won't reauthorise U.S. eavesdropping programme

The Bush administration has agreed to let a secret independent panel of judges have the final say when U.S. intelligence agencies seek to eavesdrop on American citizens in the future.

Intelligence agencies will no longer be able to eavesdrop on its Americans international phone calls and emails without a warrant.

A controversial electronic surveillance programme was adopted after the September 11th attacks and allowed the government to spy on people with suspected terror links.