I'm trying to empty the trash but it shows an alert that prompts me to Stop or Continue.
When I click Continue it terminates the process – but how do I format or empty the trash in OS X?
Try deleting it via shell. Open Applications » Utilities » Terminal.app. Now you could
To do that, enter:
Make sure type to this exactly as above.
If you want to delete only the file that causes problems: Type
rm ~/.Trash/The\ Age\ Article\ -\ World Cup (rest of the filename here)
Press Enter to delete the file.