S. Korean workers shower stones on police

   Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) -- More than 2,000 unionists under the South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions staged a demonstration following a "99 people's rally" for defending their vital rights in the plaza of Ryongsan Station in Seoul on Saturday, according to a radio report from Seoul. They resisted the riot police with a stone-throwing battle.

Move to favour "Yushin" remnants

    Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) -- The South Korean chief executive openly announced on May 13 that he would "assist" the "commemorations" of Park Chung Hee, a dictator of "Yushin", arranged by "Yushin" remnants, according to a radio report from Seoul. In order to court "Yushin" remnants' good faith he made this announcement at a government-sponsored function held in North Kyongsang Province, the birthplace of Park Chung Hee, three days ahead of May 16 when the anti-social and anti-national May 16 "military coup d'etat" was committed 38 years ago.

Noble traits of army-people unity

   Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) -- Light comedy "Comrade" is being put on the stage in Korea. The light comedy, produced by creative staff and artistes of the April 25 Film Studio of the Korean People's Army, represents the noble revolutionary comradeship of the commanding officers of the Korean People's Army who always mix with soldiers to share weal and woe with them and look after them with paternal care.
    Artistes show the rock-firm faith and will of the KPA to highly display the traditional traits of unity between officers and men, strengthen the might of the revolutionary armed forces in every way, defend the headquarters of the revolution by force of arms at the risk of their life and accomplish the Korean revolution which started with comradeship and has emerged victorious with comradeship.
    General Secretary Kim Jong Il appreciated the light comedy "Comrade" a few days ago and noted great satisfaction that the creative staff and artistes of the April 25 Film Studio created splendidly the light comedy of great cognitive and educational importance.
    The creative staff and artistes of the studio have conducted literary and art activities, upholding the leadership of the Worker's Party of Korea with loyalty for 40 years since the studio was founded on May 16, 1959.
    They produced hundreds of feature films representing the indomitable stamina and revolutionary fighting spirit of the heroic Korean people, including "Soldiers' Pledge", "Azalea behind enemy line", "Wolmi Island" and "the Checkered Career".
    A feature film "a Bellflower" reflecting love for the country and "Morning Star" showing the self-sacrificing spirit in the period of the Fatherland Liberation War were awarded a gold prize and a special prize at the International Feature Film Festival.
    In recent years, the studio has produced light comedies reflecting the ideological and mental spirit of the army and people. The creative staff and artistes produced light comedies including "Promise" in March 1996, "Blessing" in March 1997, "Letter" in March 1998 and "Comrade" in May 1999.

Favor shown for foreign women

   Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) -- A foreign woman left the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital amid the wishes of medical workers on May 11. She is Jaeda Ammar, wife of the third secretary of the Syrian embassy in Korea. Her daughter was born at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital as the 397th foreign baby. She has two sons.
    Leaving the hospital she said that during her stay in hospital she received medical treatment and service from Korean medical workers and their medical arts were beyond her imagination. I came to know clearly how much medical benefit the Korean women get under the good public health system, she said.
    Numerous foreign women underwent medical treatment at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, a medical service center for women. More then 6,500 foreign women received obstetrical and gynecological and outpatient treatment and 397 foreign women got assistance at childbirth at the hospital after its foundation (March 1980.)
    General Secretary Kim Jong Il named babies who were born at the hospital "Jindallae" and "Solmae" (Palestine), "Saeppyol" (Cuba) and "Solkwang" (China). Many women were treated during their visit to Korea. This is a clear demonstration of the superiority of public health system of socialist Korea, which values the human life most.
    Therefore, those foreign women who received assistance at childbirth and treatment at the hospital and visitors said: No country in the world has so big and elegant medical facilities and operational equipment and gives so good medical service as in the DPRK.

Groups of tombs of Tangun Korea and Koguryo dynasty

   Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) -- The scientific study collective of the Korean Central History Museum recently unearthed groups of bombs dating back to the era of Tangun Korea and Koguryo dynasty.
    The Unphyong-ri group of more than 200 tombs in the era of Koguryo dynasty disinterred in Chosan county, Jagang Province is scattered in six districts in the area 2,000 metres between east and west and 350 metres between north and south along the bank of the Amnok River. Noticeable are a tomb square in the front and circular in the rear and a tomb of four projecting corners discovered for the first time in Korea.
    The former is 22.5 metres in bottom length, 14.5 metres in upper length, 10.5 metres in width and 1.95 metres in height. Unearthed here are a horse bell, a horse girdle ring, a knife, iron nails, earthenware and pieces of roof tiles.
    Discovered in the latter (12 metres in length, 7 metres in width and 1.5 metres in height) are a long sword with a ring hilt a spearhead, an iron ax and a dagger which are typical Koguryo weapons, pieces of a bronze boring-pattern saddle and earthenware. The scientific study collective also disinterred fingerprints oldest in the world.

Choe Thae Bok meets Chinese delegation

   Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) -- Choe Thae Bok, alternate member of the political bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Worker's Party of Korea, met and had a talk with the visiting delegation of the All-China Women's Federation led by Liu Ya Zhi, vice-president of the federation and vice-Minister of the Labor and Social Security, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
    The head of the delegation referred on deep impressions she had got during the visit to various places and said that the Korean people have many successes in socialist construction under the leadership of the great Kim Jong Il.
    Noting that this year is a year of the great turn in building a powerful nation and all of them are making efforts in Korea, she sincerely hoped that the Korean people will achieve greater success in socialist construction under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.