Sunday, February 21, 1999 Published at 20:08 GMT
Tough going in Kosovo talks
KLA rebels tune in for news from the talks
The US led intensive diplomatic efforts on Sunday to try to seal a Kosovo peace deal by the new deadline of Tuesday afternoon.
Early on Sunday evening, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said the Kosovar Albanians were "working very hard", moving towards a yes.
But she said the Serbs were "refusing to engage in a basic part" of the deal, the military aspect.
Mrs Albright had returned to the talks in Rambouillet, near Paris, on Sunday morning and held talks with the ethnic Albanian side.
But at the end of the 90-minute meeting she failed to persuade them to accept an autonomy agreement which does not guarantee them an independence referendum at the end in three years' time.
The US State Department spokesman, James Rubin, said the US was trying to "push both sides over the finishing line" in the talks.
On Sunday morning Mrs Albright arrived at Rambouillet saying "there is an awful lot of work to be done".
"We always knew that these talks were going to be very difficult discussions," she said.
Time running short
Mr Milutinovic warned on Sunday morning that the three-day extension granted by international mediators was not long enough.
Nato says it will take military action against Yugoslavia if the talks end without agreement.
The BBC Correspondent in Belgrade, Jacky Rowland, says politicians and analysts in Serbia are interpreting the extension of the Rambouillet talks as a victory for President Slobodan Milosevic.
Speaking on the BBC on Sunday, the UK Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, said the Kosovar side was also blocking a constitutional settlement for a self-governing Kosovo.
Mediators at the talks on Saturday cited "substantial progress" as a reason for extending the negotiations beyond the original deadline of 1100 GMT on Saturday.
But observers said the US team only approved the extension under pressure from Russia and France, which are reluctant to resort to air attacks.